BHP has moved to improve the safety at its underground mines by launching proximity detection shuttle cars – an Australian first for the coal industry.
A foam dust suppression system manages to significantly reduce workers’ exposure to respirable coal dust where coal, a continuous miner fleet and an underground environment
In aligning the Mt Owen coal mine with NSW Minerals Council ‘Reshape’ vision, one team member shed 59 kilograms in one year.
Significant reductions in respirable dust levels have been recorded in Queensland’s coal mining industry, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME).
Two miners at SIMEC Mining’s Tahmoor coal mine were stranded in an elevator more than 150 metres down the shaft on Wednesday, September 5.
Thiess Mt Owen coal operation has participated in a voluntary health program, designed to improve the mine’s baseline health score in line the NSW Mineral Councils (NSWMC) vision of ‘one kilo at a time, one miner at a time, one year at a time’.