- Anglo American
- black lung
- coal mine
- electric vehicle
- Grosvenor coal mine
- Iron Ore
- mine safety
- mining safety
- New South Wales Resources Regulator
- NSW Resources Regulator
- Ok Tedi
- Queensland Government
- Safety report
- SafeWork NSW
- underground mining
- University of Queensland
- Western Australia
- Yallourn coal mine damage prompts State of Emergency
EnergyAustralia is working to prevent any potential impacts from the cracks that have emerged in the wall of the Yallourn coal mine in Victoria, following the impacts of flooding in the Gippsland region.
- Dozer driver in narrow escape from flying basalt
A tyre blow-out at a Queensland open cut coal mine caused a lump of basalt to penetrate the cabin of a nearby dozer, narrowly missing its operator.
- Worker injured during transit at NSW mine
A mine worker at Appin Colliery in New South Wales was injured last month when the transport vehicle he was in drove into a cut-through and collided with a piece of stowed equipment.
- Anglo American pledges $5 million to underground mining research
Anglo American has responded to Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s second report on last year’s Grosvenor underground coal mine incident with $5 million to fund underground mine research.
- University of Queensland to improve blasting safety
The University of Queensland has installed an experimental chamber to improve the safety of underground mining applications. The enclosed chamber uses hydrostatic pressure to simulate underground rock blasting, enabling researchers to gain a stronger understanding of how rock fractures underground. It is hoped that the project will validate advanced modelling tools to deliver safer and … Continue reading University of Queensland to improve blasting safety
- NSW safety campaign targets worker responsibility
More than 13,000 mine workers have been engaged by the NSW Resources Regulator as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the risk of collisions from heavy mining equipment. During the first three months of 2021 the NSW Resources Regulator noted an increase in incident notifications involving heavy mining equipment and other mobile vehicles. … Continue reading NSW safety campaign targets worker responsibility
- ICMM fatality rates drop in 2020
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) company members recorded 44 occupational deaths in 2020, according to its latest industry safety publication. According to the Safety Performance: Benchmarking Progress of ICMM Company Members In 2020 report, this compares to 287 deaths in 2019, which included the 250 lives lost in the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, … Continue reading ICMM fatality rates drop in 2020
- Bat Booths 2.0 are travelling to Ecuador
Mideco prides itself in the design, manufacture, and supply of products for dust control. Its market not only targets Australian companies but goes around the globe. This time Ecuador is being enticed by Mideco’s star product, the Bat Booth 2.0.
- Dyno Nobel completes first-ever underground wireless blast
Dyno Nobel has fired its first wireless detonator blast at the Big Bell gold mine in Western Australia using its CyberDet I technology which keeps workers out of the firing line.
- Glencore enlists Epiroc STI4 battery loader at CSA mine
Glencore has purchased an Epiroc STI4 battery loader that will be commissioned at the CSA copper mine in New South wales to reduce emissions and improve safety.
- Hire gets the boot in Coates rebrand
Coates has dropped ‘Hire’ from its brand name to emphasise its end-to-end equipment, engineering, training and technology solutions capabilities.
- Liebherr unveils new haul truck with enhanced safety
Liebherr has launched the class-leading T 274 mining truck which promises enhanced safety features and comfort for operators.
- Severe weather causes structural turmoil for coal mines
Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) has found that building structures at multiple Queensland coal mines have collapsed and are unable to withstand wild weather conditions.
- Cat to launch first electric underground load haul dump truck
Cat plans to unveil the R1700 XE LHD battery electric vehicle later this year to encourage safer underground mining conditions.
- MineWell app to support health of workforce
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched its latest effort to support the mental health and resilience of its members with the free MineWell mobile app.
- Dump truck slumps in NSW coal mine
A dump truck has plunged into the ground when an operator in a New South Wales open cut coal mine was tipping a load.
- BHP, Komatsu promote data analysis to identify best work practices
Mining industry leaders have highlighted data analysis as the key to maintaining on-site safety and reducing serious injuries in the workplace.
- BHP highlights diverse culture as key to safety
BHP Western Australia iron ore asset president Brandon Craig says a diverse culture is critical to a safe and highly productive workplace.
- QLD gives $5m for lung disease research
The Queensland Government has invested $5 million into researching and providing treatment for lung diseases common with mine workers.
- Ok Tedi Mining rolls out COVID-19 vaccines to workforce
Ok Tedi Mining has begun rolling out vaccines to its workforce, following the surge in COVID-19 cases the company suffered in March.