Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Military technology advancements to benefit underground mining operations

    Military technology advancements to benefit underground mining operations

    Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) recently announced that it has been awarded a Phase Two grant from the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicles Systems Center (formerly...

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  • Western Australia’s resources jobs bonanza

    Western Australia’s resources industry experienced record sales of $172 billion in the 2019-20 financial year, according to statistics released by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and...

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  • Fall of ground at Gwalia results in revised output

    Fall of ground at Gwalia results in revised output

    St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) has advised that a recent fall of ground at the Company’s Gwalia mine at Leonora in Western Australia has temporarily interrupted production. This will impact the Q1...

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  • Belt fire claims the lives of 16 Chinese miners

    Belt fire claims the lives of 16 Chinese miners

    A belt fire has claimed the lives of 16 Chinese mineworkers at an underground coal mine in South West China. One miner also remains critical following the incident according to the Chinese State...

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  • Gladstone refineries in $75m maintenance programs

    Gladstone refineries in $75m maintenance programs

    Rio Tinto’s two Gladstone alumina refineries have pushed ahead with $75 million of planned maintenance shutdown work this year, overcoming COVID-19-restriction challenges by using largely locally...

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  • Investigation report | dangerous incident at Ashton Coal Mine

    Investigation report | dangerous incident at Ashton Coal Mine

    NSW Resources Regulator has published an investigation report into a dangerous incident that occurred at Ashton Coal Mine, Camberwell. On 30 May 2019, a dangerous incident involving an unplanned...

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  • Statutory officials will need to understand Queensland law under new Government

    Statutory officials will need to understand Queensland law under new Government

    A Queensland opposition MP has confirmed that statutory officials in the mining industry will need to prove their knowledge before being appointed in Queensland under an LNP government. Member for...

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  • Senex sercures more jobs for Queensland

    Senex sercures more jobs for Queensland

    Senex Energy Ltd today announced a domestic gas sales agreement (GSA) for up to 2.5 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas with Southern Oil Refining’s Northern Oil Refinery near Gladstone. The GSA will...

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  • Gregory Crinum coal mine to reopen in Central Queensland

    Gregory Crinum coal mine to reopen in Central Queensland

    Sojitz Corporation has commenced reventilation works of the former Crinum underground mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, a first step towards reopening the site that will eventually employ 300...

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  • Longwall Operation | Potential fluid injection

    Longwall Operation | Potential fluid injection

    Resources Safety & Health Queensland has reported an incident involving a worker been struck by a gauge and some fluid during maintenance. BHP forms heritage body with Banjima native title holders...

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  • Work struck by moving stairway

    Work struck by moving stairway

    Resources Safety & Health Queensland has reported an incident where a worker was struck by a moving stairway on a truck. According to report, a coal mine worker was struck by a moving stairway on...

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  • Safety Alert | Failure to Lockout

    Safety Alert | Failure to Lockout

    New Zealand’s MinEx has recently reported an incident that occurred due to failure to lockout. According to Minex, the workshop supervisor went to assist a fitter in diagnosing a bearing failure...

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  • Sandvik launchs new digital driller operator training simulator

    Sandvik launchs new digital driller operator training simulator

    Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator to safely train underground drill operators or maintenance teams. The new Digital Driller™family...

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  • Worker sustains injury maintaining hydraulic breaker

    Worker sustains injury maintaining hydraulic breaker

    New Zealand’s MinEx has recently released a safety alert highlighting the dangerous associated with maintenance of hydraulic rock breakers. According to Minex, a worker sustained a serious injury...

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  • Touching tribute to fallen mineworkers

    Touching tribute to fallen mineworkers

    Fallen mineworkers have been honoured in a moving speech from the CFMMEU's Glenn Power at the Miners' Memorial Service

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  • Mobile plant contacting energised overhead powerlines

    Mobile plant contacting energised overhead powerlines

    The Queensland Government has released a mining safety report detailing requirements for the prevention of mobile plant and equipment from entering exclusion zones of energised overhead...

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  • Dangerous incident at underground mine

    Dangerous incident at underground mine

    NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dangerous incident that occurred in an underground mine. Workers in an underground coal mine smelt something burning and noticed that the gearbox output...

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  • North Goonyella Mine Fire overseen by Queensland mines inspectorate

    North Goonyella Mine Fire overseen by Queensland mines inspectorate

    A mine fire that burned Peabody Energy’s North Goonyella mine and likely cost the State of Queensland more than 100 Million dollars in coal royalties was overseen by numerous Queensland Government...

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  • Extending the Shelf Life of N-95 Masks

    Extending the Shelf Life of N-95 Masks

    US researchers have developed new designs for N95 face masks they say will extend the shelf life of the respiratory protection devices – one of the key pieces of personal protective equipment...

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  • Mining community to honour fallen colleagues online

    Mining community to honour fallen colleagues online

    Queensland’s annual memorial for fallen mine workers will be live streamed online for the general public for the first time in 2020. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said while this years’ service...

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