Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

    Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

    A multinational resources company confessed to unlawfully causing one employee death at a mine site. A Rio Tinto subsidiary recently pleaded guilty to failing to enforce speed limits, resulting in […]

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  • Knife attack victim comes forward after work environment probe

    A former employee accused a colleague of endangering her life with a blade at a major mining operation. Anneka Truter claims a coworker raped her at knifepoint at CITIC Pacific […]

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  • Colleagues, friends reel after mine site death

    A rural community is mourning one tragically lost life at a mining operation. Police and WorkSafe Victoria recently launched an investigation into a workplace fatality at Agnico Eagle Mines’...

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  • Horrific conveyor accident kills worker

    Authorities are examining circumstances surrounding an equipment-related workplace death. Police, WorkSafe Western Australia and the State Department of Fire and Emergency Services recently...

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  • Employer has ‘zero tolerance’ for substandard FIFO environment

    Employer has ‘zero tolerance’ for substandard FIFO environment

    A foreign-owned company vowed to stamp out poor work conditions after authorities launched an investigation into its Australian operations. Netherlands-headquartered Mammoet Australia promised...

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  • Investigators grill employer about allegedly poor conditions

    Investigators grill employer about allegedly poor conditions

    Authorities are questioning a foreign-owned company after reports emerged of a substandard work environment. Investigators from the Western Australian Police Force and State Department of Mines...

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  • Authorities investigate ‘shocking’ work environment allegations

    Officials are examining whether a mine site fostered substandard employment conditions. Police and representatives from the Western Australian Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety...

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  • Triple electric powered truck unveiled

    A multinational company claims its new heavy vehicle offers more power and range than its rivals. Scania recently revealed its next generation battery-electric truck can carry 40 tonnes and travel […]

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  • Employer approves zero emission ‘green’ trucks

    Employer approves zero emission ‘green’ trucks

    A mineral producer and multinational manufacturer will create a new fleet of environmentally friendly heavy vehicles. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) recently partnered up with Liebherr to develop...

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  • Collapse damages mine equipment, injures worker

    Collapse damages mine equipment, injures worker

    A mining operation reported a structural failure that battered machinery and hurt one employee. A raw water tank recently failed at a Queensland coal mine, releasing large volumes of water […]

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  • Truck cabin falls onto mine worker

    Truck cabin falls onto mine worker

    A sudden movement caused part of a heavy vehicle to come crashing down onto an underground employee. During routine maintenance a fitter accidentally bumped a stay that was holding up […]

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  • Mining giant calls tenders for major Qld project

    Mining giant calls tenders for major Qld project

    A multinational resources company requested proposals for a new development in central and southern Queensland. Rio Tinto recently called tenders for a large-scale project that powers its...

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  • Industry urges authority to help end ‘preventable’ dust disease

    Industry urges authority to help end ‘preventable’ dust disease

    One in seven respiratory illnesses could be prevented if mine workers are exposed to fewer hazardous substances, workplace relations experts said. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)...

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  • Operator Safety Training with Guaranteed Results

    Operator Safety Training with Guaranteed Results

    Are you confident your operator workforce would respond correctly in an emergency event?  Most managers over-estimate the effectiveness of classroom and on-iron training.  Immersive Technologies...

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  • ComAp Announces Partnership with Red Earth Energy

    ComAp Announces Partnership with Red Earth Energy

    ComAp is pleased to announce its partnership with RedEarth Energy Storage (RedEarth), providing the control system for RedEarth’s range of commercial and industrial energy storage systems....

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  • Employer refuses to lift jab mandate

    Employer refuses to lift jab mandate

    A multinational mining company will not stop requiring everyone to be immunised before entering work sites. BHP will continue to impose coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine requirements across all...

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  • Workers exposed to silica are more likely to develop black lung says study

    Workers exposed to silica are more likely to develop black lung says study

    Mine employees stand a greater chance of developing an occupational disease if they regularly come into contact with quartz particles, researchers found. Occupational health experts confirmed...

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  • Employer declares autonomous roll out is a success

    A multinational resources producer celebrated positive results from one of the world’s largest automated deployments. BHP’s autonomous drill fleet has successfully operated for more than 479,607...

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  • Mining giant doubles procurement budget

    Mining giant doubles procurement budget

    A multinational resources company is spending big on suppliers owned by Indigenous Australians. BHP’s WA Iron Ore (WAIO) operations recently increased annual contracted spend with Pilbara...

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  • Authority lifts FIFO and industry jab mandate

    Remote and residential workers will no longer need to show proof of immunisation as a condition of entry to mine sites. The Western Australian Government confirmed it is lifting coronavirus […]

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