Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Schneider Electric brings operation and maintenance functions into the future

    Schneider Electric brings operation and maintenance functions into the future

    SPONSORED An innovative augmented reality  (AR) solution reality solution can help technicians and operators solve problems fast and reduce risks. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in...

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  • Grader operator suffers serious head injuries

    Grader operator suffers serious head injuries

    A recent Australian mining incident has hi-lighted grader operator safety issues. A worker suffered serious head injuries when the grader she was operating made contact with a pressurised...

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  • Rio’s finds links between mining and rocket science

    Rio’s finds links between mining and rocket science

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  • BHP opens up about cause of the runaway train

    BHP opens up about cause of the runaway train

    This afternoon, BHP’s Edgar Basto (President of Iron Ore Assets) provided further detail on what CEO Andrew Mackenzie alluded to last week,  that the BHP runaway train resulted from “multiple...

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  • Underground miner dies in Newmont Mining operation

    Underground miner dies in Newmont Mining operation

    A USA based underground miner has died on November 11th at Newmont Mining’s Pete Bajo Gold mine when a loader rolled over him according to a preliminary statement from the Mine Safety and Health...

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  • Anti-tamper tag prevents fire suppression discharge

    Anti-tamper tag prevents fire suppression discharge

    A coal mine worker was unable to use a manual fire suppression activation unit because of the improper fitment of an anti-tamper tag. The Queensland Mines Inspectorate said in an alert that “an...

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  • Truck and dozer collided at tip head

    Truck and dozer collided at tip head

    In a another mining incident reported this week, a dump truck and a dozer collided at a dump tip head in an open cut coal mine. The dozer was on the off driver’s side of the truck. The dozer’s...

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  • 7.3 metre fall from height during construction

    7.3 metre fall from height during construction

    A worker at a quarry in NSW had a lucky escape when he fell from an access platform that was being constructed. According to reports, the worker was not wearing fall protection at the time of the...

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  • New mining cap lamp technology breaking ground

    New mining cap lamp technology breaking ground

    SPONSORED: The MineARC SiriUS Cap Lamp – Breaking Ground in Mining Cap Lamp Technology A Cap Lamp is a vital piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in underground mining. Used in...

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  • How new technology and AI can control rising maintenance costs

    How new technology and AI can control rising maintenance costs

    By Rob Stummer, Managing Director, IFS Australia and New Zealand Activity in Australia’s mining sector is accelerating, auguring well for exports and the broader economy, according to economic...

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  • Up to three years in prison for mine safety breaches

    Up to three years in prison for mine safety breaches

    The Queensland Government has recently increased maximum penalties for court-based prosecutions of up to $3.9 million for mining corporations and $783,300 or 3 years imprisonment for individuals...

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  • Water tank failure at mine site is a warning for industry

    Water tank failure at mine site is a warning for industry

    A recent investigation report released by the DMP Western Australia has sent a warning to industry about the structural integrity of water tanks. A water tank failure resulted in a high potential...

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  • Is safety an important function or a cosmetic feature?

    Is safety an important function or a cosmetic feature?

    Our Guest author Goran Prvulovic MOccHlth&Safety – from RiskWise Solutions gives us some insights on the challenges of safety, particularly those challenges faced by the HSE professionals in...

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  • Monitor mineworker UV exposure with wearables

    Monitor mineworker UV exposure with wearables

    With summer almost upon us, many mine sites across Australia will now be re-focusing efforts on sun protection (UV Exposure) and dehydration programs to ensure that the exposure risks to site...

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  • Gas detection standard helps coal mines manage risk

    Gas detection standard helps coal mines manage risk

    In July this year a new standard for gas detection and monitoring equipment in coal mines was launched. The new standard incorporates world-leading practices feature for management of life saving...

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  • Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

    Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

    Today we remember four men who lost their lives underground in the Gretley Colliery mine disaster when they mined into old workings and an inrush took their lives. At about 5.30 am on 14 November...

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  • Health department expands surveillance of dust-related diseases

    Health department expands surveillance of dust-related diseases

    Under a new scheme in Queensland reporting and surveillance of dust diseases will become mandatory. Doctors will be required to notify Queensland Health of dust lung diseases such as coal workers’...

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  • Bengalla mine fatality | Preliminary report released

    Bengalla mine fatality | Preliminary report released

    A preliminary report has been released today by the NSW Resources Regulator into the recent Bengalla mine fatality. The NSWRR advised that a worker was fatally injured when a large earthmoving...

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  • Pike River Mine re-entry confirmed

    Pike River Mine re-entry confirmed

    BREAKING NEWS: The New Zealand Government have confirmed that the Pike River Mine will be re-entered to retrieve the 29 miners who perished there eight years ago. It’s been a long time coming for...

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  • Mining artificial intelligence group launched in WA

    Mining artificial intelligence group launched in WA

    A mining artificial intelligence group has been launched in Australia with a view to examining the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in mining. The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG)...

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