Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Report released on haul truck fatality

    Report released on haul truck fatality

    The Western Australian mining safety regulator has released a report into a haul truck fatality at a Western Australian quarry. According to the WA Regulator, Andrew Herd died on 20 June 2019 when...

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  • Excavator fire at open-cut coal mine

    Excavator fire at open-cut coal mine

    An excavator fire at an open cut coal mine was extinguished using an onboard fire suppression system and additional support from a water cart. The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed the...

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  • Independence Group confirms fatality at Nova Operation

    Independence Group confirms fatality at Nova Operation

    Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO) has confirmed that a contractor has died in Perth hospital following injuries sustained at the Nova Operation on 11 September 2019. The 57-year-old truck driver...

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  • Whitehaven Maules Creek ‘mauling’ by regulator

    Whitehaven Maules Creek ‘mauling’ by regulator

    The Whitehaven Maules Creek mine has come under fire over its management of light vehicles and collision avoidance after a dozer reversed over an unoccupied light vehicle this past week....

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  • Orica talks about the future of blasting

    Orica talks about the future of blasting

    Angus Melbourne, Chief Commercial and Technology Officer at Orica, spoke about the future of blasting, the innovation and automation changes happening at Orica at this year’s Austmine 2019...

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  • Wearable Safety Device assists to avoid injury risk

    Wearable Safety Device assists to avoid injury risk

    Soter Analytics has developed a wearable safety device with sensor and app to coach industrial workers to avoid injury risk.  New technology consisting of a wearable sensor and accompanying app...

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  • Qld Government on the front foot for protection of mineworkers

    Qld Government on the front foot for protection of mineworkers

    Following the appalling safety records in Queensland mines over the last several years, the Queensland Government has finally committed to tighter controls on mine dust to protect mineworkers. The...

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  • Work health & safety harmonisation – WA finally gets on board

    Work health & safety harmonisation – WA finally gets on board

    Mike Baldwin (Special Counsel) and Mike Morgan (Legal Intern) of Kott Gunning share their thoughts on WA’s move towards Harmonisation of Work Health & Safety Law. WA is finally getting on board...

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  • Mechanical expert joins Components Only team

    Mechanical expert joins Components Only team

    Hunter Valley mechanical expert Ray Davis will join mining and heavy equipment traders Components Only  Components Only, which began in Brisbane and has since become a world leader in the trade of...

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  • Suspension seats | Myths vs Fact

    Suspension seats | Myths vs Fact

    A suspension seat what’s the fuss…… right? After all most of us only sit in one all day in the office or have done or still operate machinery for a living so what’s the big deal! The answer is a...

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  • BHP Annual Report on Safety

    BHP Annual Report on Safety

    BHP has released its’ annual report today. There’s some good safety news and some bad from BHP. While it only recorded one direct fatality across its’ operations, the most notable is the increase...

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  • Prospect Awards

    Prospect Awards

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  • New guide for working with silica

    New guide for working with silica

    A new guide for working with silica has been released by Safework Australia. If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who has workers (including yourself) that work with...

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  • Mining industry needs 21000 new personnel by 2024

    Mining industry needs 21000 new personnel by 2024

    AUSTRALIA’s mining industry will require around 21,000 new on-site operational employees by 2024, according to a workforce forecasting report released today by the Australian Resources and Energy...

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  • New technologies will see major disruption to frontline mining jobs

    New technologies will see major disruption to frontline mining jobs

    …but there’s an upside…many new jobs may be created. Harnessing new technologies in the mining, oil and gas industries will add $74 billion to the Australian economy by 2030 and create more than...

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  • BHP Saraji leadership team members stood down

    BHP Saraji leadership team members stood down

    Two members of BHP Saraji engineering leadership team have been reportedly suspended after providing false and misleading information to a mines inspector. AMSJ understand that the suspension...

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  • Komatsu South Flank project

    Komatsu South Flank project

    Komatsu has announced the deployment of an unprecedented 41 new model Komatsu 930E-5 ultra-class haul trucks, made autonomous ready, at BHP’s new South Flank iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of...

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  • Conveyor Manufacturers Australia

    Conveyor Manufacturers Australia

    Conveyor Manufacturers Australia (CMA) demonstrates its commitment to delivering best of breed conveyor solutions, by recently agreeing to a collaborative partnership with Australian-based...

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  • Positive communications highlighted in truck dozer interaction incident

    Positive communications highlighted in truck dozer interaction incident

    The need to ensure positive communications on sites has been highlighted in a recent incident where a truck and dozer made contact at a tip head. But many other factors also came into play at this...

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  • Qld Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation amendments

    Qld Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation amendments

    The Queensland Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) is currently in the public consultation phase. The amendments proposed by the Bill will have...

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