Newcrest Mining is rolling out proximity detection technology across its wider operations after successfully deploying it at the Telfer gold open pit in Western Australia 12 months ago.
BHP’s preliminary internal investigation has found that the derailment of its iron ore freight train in the Pilbara earlier this month was caused by a brake failure, said BHP Western Australian Iron Ore asset president Edgar Basto.
The Queensland Government has presented options for residual risk management of mine sites following the passing of new mine rehabilitation laws.
Safety performance does not have to come at the expense of profitability when mine sites experience a reduction of incidents and downtime. Instead, profitability can be improved when safety, training and production are optimised.
The New Zealand Government has chosen to re-enter the Pike River mine drift via the “simplest and safest plan”, eight years since multiple explosions resulted in 29 fatalities on November 19 2010.