Sandfire Resources has felt the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Damien after heavy rainfall associated with the storm flooded a section of the DeGrussa copper-gold open pit mine in Western Australia.
The cyclone season has arrived in regions of Western Australia, with mining companies urged to review their contingency plans for the term.
Rio Tinto has confirmed that it investigated a fire that occurred on a haul truck at the Yandicoogina mine in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.
Hot work processes, strenuous physical exertion and radiant heat from hot surfaces are key risk factors for employees working in extreme temperatures.
The 2019 prospecting season is expected to be busier than ever, with the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) having issued 1480 miner’s rights this year.
A recent report by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) found that reversing was the primary vehicle activity that accounted for the largest number of collisions in Western Australia’s mining industry.
Rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers than their non-FIFO counterparts, one of Australia’s most comprehensive FIFO research studies has shown.