The final of the ten part series examining the trends that will define mining in 2016.
WorkSafe New Zealand has dropped all charges and appeals against former Pike River coal mine head Peter Whitall after his insurer paid survivors and the victims’ families.
A Ukrainian coal miner has set himself alight to protest ongoing wage arrears after industrial action and hunger strikes failed.
Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) has pleaded guilty to safety failure charges after the deaths of underground workers its Mt Lyell site in 2013.
RCT has successfully retrofitted a Caterpillar D8R with remote technology to adhere to new safety regulations.
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum has released an initial report into a fatal incident where a worker was crushed by a gantry bridge.
Automation is seen as a panacea for all of mining’s problems, but can an over-reliance on the technology lead to complications?
Contractor Crushing Services International has been fined after a work was seriously burned in an arc flash incident.
An Australian longwall development is cutting respirable dust levels and making mining safer.
A review for the Queensland government on the health assessment of miners has identified serious deficiencies at virtually all levels of the scheme.
A West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum investigation has revealed how the first fatal accident of 2016 occurred.
Exceeding a vehicle’s maximum permissible weight carries huge risk not only in terms of fines and penalties, but also in terms of the danger it poses to human life and the damage it causes to vehicles and roads.
MIT is researching new technology that can ‘drill’ by using radio-frequency wave generators to melt or vaporise hard rock.
Studies have shown a preponderance of engineers among terrorist ranks, especially when we look at the relatively recent scourge of Islamist terror the world is currently grappling with.
Pacific National has been found to have failed to act upon recommendations from internal investigations of wheel fractures before a coal train derailment in August, 2015.
A 39 year old former coal miner has been diagnosed as suffering from Black Lung.
Workers at the Gorgon LNG project were forced to down tools following a gas leak at the Acid Gas Removal Unit.
Another miner has been diagnosed with Black Lung.
Another, now eighth, case of Black Lung has been diagnosed in a Queensland coal min
Another serious incident has occurred at Rio Tinto’s Greater Paraburdoo mine.