The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has granted Echo Resources a mining lease for the Julius gold project.
Nifty Copper, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Minerals, has been fined $60,000 following the death of an underground worker at the Nifty Copper mine last year.
Rehabilitation of the closed Black Diamond site in WA has commenced – the first of four to be remediated under the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s Abandoned Mines Program.
Western Australia will soon welcome Member for Churchlands Sean L’Estrange as the new Mines and Petroleum Minister.
The DMP has warned crane operators and other competent persons to properly inspect head sheaves on their machines prior to operation.
A fresh round of funding for exploration in Western Australia is expected to boost the industry and help continue a recent surge in gold exploration spending.
An incident report from the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum has warned EWP and telehandler operators about the danger of impact to hydraulic valve check blocks on outriggers and hydraulic rams.
Haul truck operators have been reminded to always wear their seatbelts while driving, in the latest significant incident report from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum will launch their new “modern and clean” website next week, on Tuesday 24 November.
Investigations are ongoing into an incident in which a worker was subjected to serious chemical burns at a processing plant after failure of a rubber hose.
Mount Gibson mine has been fined $30,000 for safety breaches relating to work at heights.
The Roy Hill project has been issued with a prohibition notice after another crane incident, this time involving a man cage.
WA mines minister Bill Marmion has tabled a new bill in parliament which will consolidate environmental management provisions in the Mining Act 1978 into one part.
The WA DMP has introduced a new system which will prevent large miners from getting the upper hand in applying for newly surrendered tenements.
Another incident involving cranes has put the safety spotlight back on Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine.
WA state government has committed to modernising safety legislation in mining and petroleum industries, inviting submissions to the consultation process.
An international mining and energy law expert has dubbed the WA DMP as one of the top three regulatory organisations in the world.
The WA inquiry into FIFO-related mental health issues has heard that no FIFO roster could be considered 100 per cent safe.
Data released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum has valued Western Australia’s mineral and petroleum industry in 2013-14 at $121.6 billion, a 20 per cent increase on last year.
The employee of a worker killed at Fortescue Metals Group’s Christmas Creek operation in August last year has been charged for failing to provide a safe working environment.