Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

    RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

    WITH OUR REVOLUTIONARY PPE GOGGLE. The beauty of the universe resides in the equilibrium found between the elements that compose it. Each of them having a clear purpose. UNIVERSAL is engineered to...

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  • ‘Unco’ mine employee allowed to sleep in due to chronic ‘fatigue’

    ‘Unco’ mine employee allowed to sleep in due to chronic ‘fatigue’

    A drowsy crew member will work at his own pace after making too many errors. One employer recently agreed to let a restless worker choose his own start and finish times with a flexible roster at...

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  • Trailer fatally crushes operator who tried to dump on uneven surface

    Trailer fatally crushes operator who tried to dump on uneven surface

    A heavy vehicle operator died after attempting to release his load on a slope. Authorities recently examined how a truck driver was killed while dumping a load on uneven surfaces during 2 January...

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  • Mineral multinational approves $26B mega project

    Mineral multinational approves $26B mega project

    A resources giant gave its blessing for a Pilbara ‘killer’ mine. Rio Tinto’s board of directors recently gave the green light for the $26 billion Simandou mine, 526km southeast of Conakry. Rio has...

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  • Underground mine probed for faulty fire suppression system

    Underground mine probed for faulty fire suppression system

    A subterranean operation failed to extinguish an unexpected blaze affecting driverless underground machinery. Authorities are investigating why a fire affecting an autonomous heavy vehicle was not...

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  • New $1B mining project approved

    New $1B mining project approved

    A mineral producer is proceeding with a major resources development worth US$943 million ($1.4 billion). BHP’s board of directors recently gave the nod for its new Western Ridge Crusher Project,...

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  • Up to half of global production is making a loss says mining boss

    Up to half of global production is making a loss says mining boss

    One of the world’s largest resources companies estimates that as many as one in two mineral operations are unprofitable. BHP recently revealed a major drop in commodity prices will significantly...

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  • $73M mining revival announced

    $73M mining revival announced

    A struggling resources operation could reopen if everything goes to plan. Administrators recently revealed $73 million would be sufficient to restart Wiluna mine, 530km north of Kalgoorlie. Wiluna...

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  • Resources multinational reports no deaths after hazard awareness improves

    Resources multinational reports no deaths after hazard awareness improves

    An international mineral producer significantly reduced its fatality rate through behavioural change. South32 reported no workplace deaths for the first half of the 2024 financial year. The...

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  • Employer hires, trains inexperienced FIFO workers

    Employer hires, trains inexperienced FIFO workers

    A major resources company will not discriminate against remote jobseekers without industry experience. Mineral Resources (MinRes) recently launched a recruitment drive for its multi combination...

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  • Qld coal mine tipped to be sold after worker pay dispute

    Qld coal mine tipped to be sold after worker pay dispute

    A fossil fuel producer could exit one of its new sites in Queensland’s Central Highlands region. Whitehaven Coal is rumoured to be deciding whether to sell its recently acquired Blackwater coal...

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  • Heavy vehicle drivers win 20 per cent pay rise, $20K retention

    Heavy vehicle drivers win 20 per cent pay rise, $20K retention

    Working slowly and temporarily walking off the job proved worthwhile for mining giant operators. BHP recently offered train drivers a 20 per cent wage increase over four years irrespective of...

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  • Battery explodes, catches on fire multiple times during shift

    Battery explodes, catches on fire multiple times during shift

    An electrochemical device detonated and ignited twice while in a worker’s possession. Authorities recently investigated what caused an e-cigarette to explode and catch on fire multiple times. The...

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  • Mining giant closes ‘unprofitable’ mine despite funding boost

    Mining giant closes ‘unprofitable’ mine despite funding boost

    A global mineral producer will suspend work at an operation because it is not making enough money. Glencore recently confirmed it would transition its Koniambo Nickel SAS (KNS) mine into care and...

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  • Resources multinational considers closing down multiple mines

    Resources multinational considers closing down multiple mines

    A mining giant could pause production across an entire division. BHP is deciding whether to place multiple operations into care and maintenance due to the recent drop in commodity prices....

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  • Mining giant operators work slowly for better conditions

    Mining giant operators work slowly for better conditions

    Heavy vehicle drivers will significantly reduce speed to demand more attractive remuneration. Multiple BHP train operators will perform duties slowly, stop work for 24 hours and ask for improved...

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  • Free business class flights, better pay fight strands mine employees

    Free business class flights, better pay fight strands mine employees

    Disagreements over remote conditions have stranded hundreds of resources workers. Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) employees have been unable to travel between airports and mine sites because aircraft crew...

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  • Central Qld coal mine sells for up to $200M

    Central Qld coal mine sells for up to $200M

    A fossil fuel operation will be under new ownership in Queensland’s Isaac region. Stanmore Resources recently agreed to purchase South32’s Eagle Downs Coal Mine in Winchester, 208km southwest of...

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  • Qld FIFO accident occurred due to possible lack of oxygen says report

    Qld FIFO accident occurred due to possible lack of oxygen says report

    Remote workers could have experienced breathing difficulties when fatally crashing in Queensland’s McKinlay Shire. Authorities suspect a lack of oxygen could have caused a fly-in fly-out plane...

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  • Coal mine employees blocked despite extensive ‘experience’

    Coal mine employees blocked despite extensive ‘experience’

    Fossil fuel professionals were barred from a foreign-owned work site. Jobseekers have experienced extreme difficulty in applying for jobs at Lanco Infratech’s Griffin Coal Mine. The Mining and...

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