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- Sandvik enhances skills with excavation software
Sandvik has released a new version of its iSURE (intelligent Sandvik underground rock excavation) software to improve operators’ grasp of drilling and blasting.
- Monadelphous sets up flexible FIFO arrangements
Monadelphous plans to provide voluntary fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) rosters for its workforce.
- Sandvik Top Hammer XL reinforces company vision
Sandvik has unveiled its Top Hammer XL surface drill system to bolster the company’s commitment to safer and more sustainable mining operations.
- Hitachi, ABB accelerate mining electrification
Hitachi Construction Machinery is partnering with ABB to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are emitted from heavy mining machinery.
- Liebherr R 9600 exhibits highest safety standards
Liebherr has launched the R 9600 hydraulic excavator off the back of the iconic R 996B and R 9800 machines, with safety an area that has received updates on the latest model.
- Cat 992 wheel loader enhances visibility
Caterpillar has updated its 992 wheel loader, featuring a redesigned cab that ups the ante on visibility and functionality to make operations safer.
- Iron ore mines the safest in WA
Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety (DMIRS) has identified iron ore as the commodity associated with the lowest number of injuries per million hours worked.
- Fortescue invests $25m in mining skills
Fortescue Metals Group has pledged $25 million to create around 200 new traineeship positions across the company, including entry-level positions in safety and autonomous operations.
- Dozer flips at NSW coal mine
A dozer has fallen on its side during windrow levelling at an open cut coal mine in New South Wales.
- Ok Tedi subjects employees to COVID-19 testing
All Ok Tedi operational employees are participating in a mass COVID-19 testing program amid a rising outbreak in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
- NSW regulator flags collision communication concerns
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has determined a lack of communication is behind a collision between a grader and haul truck at an open cut mine earlier this month.
- Safety bureau probes Carrapateena helicopter crash
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has revealed that a helicopter pilot strayed from usual protocol for unknown reasons before crashing near OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper-gold mine in South Australia.
- Epiroc programs safety into Boomer M20 drill rig
Epiroc has unveiled the Boomer M20 multi-role drill rig after an extensive collaboration with customers and real-world testing.
- Ok Tedi suspends operations, international flights
Ok Tedi Mining has halted its copper-gold-silver mine operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
- MinRes deploys Komatsu trucks at Iron Valley
Mineral Resources (MinRes) is commissioning 10 Komatsu HD1500-8 dump trucks at the Iron Valley mine in Western Australia with safety a key reason behind the purchase.
- NSW to increase surveillance over coal industry
New South Wales plans to implement an independent review of health surveillance in the coal sector due to the re-emergence of dust diseases across other mining jurisdictions in Australia.
- Sandvik electric underground drill minimises pollutants
Sandvik has unveiled the DL422iE battery-electric top hammer longhole drill, which produces zero emissions for a healthier underground mining environment.
- Women in resources report greater inclusion
An Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy survey for women in resources has found that on-site experience has improved this year compared with 2020.
- Fire erupts from QLD exploration drill rig
A fire has broken out from the compressed air system on a UDR 1000 reverse circulation drill rig during an exploration activity in Queensland.
- NSW regulator investigates Myuna accident
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has asked mine operators to use proximity detection systems after a worker was pressed down by a continuous miner at Centennial Myuna’s Myuna Colliery underground coal mine in New South Wales.