Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Top three cities for mining graduates

    Top three cities for mining graduates

    If you’ve been on the study grind for the last three or four years and it’s all about to come to an end, you might be considering where you might spend those first few years of your working life....

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  • New safety technology for 2019 looks promising

    New safety technology for 2019 looks promising

    There are some exciting new releases of safety technology coming to the market in 2019 that come with a promise to improve safety and productivity for the Australian mining industry. The new focus...

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  • Electrical incident | Electrician receives traumatic burns

    Electrical incident | Electrician receives traumatic burns

    An electrician has received traumatic arc burns in an electrical incident at a Western Australian mine when current arced between two terminals and 1000V electric shock passed through his wrist....

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  • Molarben coal to front court on shot firing incident

    Molarben coal to front court on shot firing incident

    The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Yancoal’s Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work...

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  • ‘They’re In’ Pike River families witness symbolic re-entry

    ‘They’re In’ Pike River families witness symbolic re-entry

    A symbolic opening of the Pike River mine occurred this morning as the Pike River families watched members of the Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) enter the mine drift. The PRRA earlier today...

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  • Occupational exposure limit changes for respirable dusts

    Occupational exposure limit changes for respirable dusts

    Safe Work Australia, the Australian policy body responsible for workplace health and safety, is expected to recommend to state-based regulators that the regulated occupational exposure limits...

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  • Mining Salaries | Will miners receive a pay rise in 2019?

    Mining Salaries | Will miners receive a pay rise in 2019?

    When it comes to mining salaries, many miners are concerned about the future benefits their employers can provide. A recent survey and salary guide has confirmed some good news and bad. More...

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  • Steel Blue launches three new work boots

    Steel Blue launches three new work boots

    Australia’s leading supplier of work boots, Steel Blue, continues to innovate and improve industry standards with their three new releases; including two composite work boots for men, plus a new...

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  • McEwen mining updates information on fatal haul truck incident

    McEwen mining updates information on fatal haul truck incident

    McEwen Mining has provided an update on the fatal haul truck incident at the Gold Bar mine in the USA last week. McEwen said that ‘The formal investigation by local authorities is not complete,...

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  • DomeShelter proves to be a winner for Citic Pacific

    DomeShelter proves to be a winner for Citic Pacific

    In Western Australia’s resource-rich Pilbara region, most things are huge. However, sometimes bigger is not necessarily better. At Citic Pacific Mining Sino Iron Ore project, this small...

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  • Slope stability issues plague Vale’s Gongo Soco mine

    Slope stability issues plague Vale’s Gongo Soco mine

    Slope stability issues in a tailings dam wall at Vale’s Brazilian Gongo Soco mine have triggered a range of preparedness measures in anticipation of another dam wall failure. Vale reported that...

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  • Pike river team set to go for re-entry tomorrow

    Pike river team set to go for re-entry tomorrow

    After what has been a turbulent few weeks full of disappointment and technical issues, the Pike River Recovery Agency has once again commenced work on re-entering the Pike River mine where 29 mine...

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  • Franna Crane in rollover incident

    Franna Crane in rollover incident

    In another Franna crane rollover incident, the NSW mining regulator has called on mine and crane operator’s to consider the impact of terrain and load shifts during use of lifting equipment....

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  • Resources & Energy Group congratulates Morrison Coalition

    Resources & Energy Group congratulates Morrison Coalition

    AUSTRALIAN Resources and Energy Group AMMA has congratulated the Morrison Coalition Government on its successful re-election campaign. AMMA is delighted the Australian people have voted for...

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  • Aggreko launches mobile 1 megawatt battery

    Aggreko launches mobile 1 megawatt battery

    Aggreko has added a mobile lithium-ion battery 1 megawatt battery storage system to its 10GW fleet of distributed energy assets. The Y.Cube is a fully integrated, ready-to-install lithium-ion...

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  • China coal mine administration caps production in mines prone to outburst

    China coal mine administration caps production in mines prone to outburst

    China’s National Coal Mine Safety Administration has limited production of coal mines prone to outburst and bumps to 8 million tonnes per annum in a measure to control risk. It has also moved to...

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  • A fatal gas outburst | Collinsville mine disaster

    A fatal gas outburst | Collinsville mine disaster

    A gas outburst left seven men dead at Collinsville mine. This eerie reminder of complacency in the industry should serve as a future warning for all coal mine workers. We ask – WAS IT AN EXPLOSION...

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  • Former Cummins employee reinstated with $1.1M Backpay

    Former Cummins employee reinstated with $1.1M Backpay

    Following a recent Federal Court decision, global engine manufacturer Cummins Group was forced to reinstate a 34-year senior employee who it had sacked three years ago; and pay him A$1.1 million...

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  • Former Mount Arthur mine worker blames union for labour hire mess

    Former Mount Arthur mine worker blames union for labour hire mess

    A former BHP Mount Arthur labour hire mine worker who lost his job following an accident has hit out at the union’s role in the current labour hire debacle saying that the current union hype...

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  • Workplace health and safety show

    Workplace health and safety show

    The Workplace Health & Safety Show is just around the corner! Over two jam-packed days (22-23 May) the greatest minds in health and safety will converge on Sydney’s International Convention...

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