A new training framework has been launched in Western Australia to lift safety levels and cut duplication in scaffolding.
Longwall shearers have been designed to combat coal dust and battle black lung.
Fortescue Metals subsidiary The Pilbara Infrastructure has been fined for an incident which saw the double amputation of a worker’s legs.
Chevron Australia’s outgoing managing director Roy Krzywosinksi has received life membership at this year’s APPEA conference for his efforts in promoting process and personal safety.
New South Australian technology is being developed to enhance visibility and worker safety on mining and construction sites.
A worker has been seriously injured after being crushed in an integrated tool carrier work basket incident underground.
A mini bus collided with a stationary elevated work platform at the Ichthys project onshore LNG facility in Bladin Point, Darwin on Monday.
Tasmania’s government has reversed its decision to cut mining inspector pay.
A maintenance contractor has been fined $20,000 for the death of Allen Zuvela at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine in 2013.
An eighth worker has been identified with black lung; the second coal miner in less than a week.
Another Queensland coal miner has been diagnosed with black lung.
South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended the state investigate an international storage site for intermediate and high-level (spent fuel) nuclear waste.
Atlas Copco has launched its newest zero emissions underground loader, setting a new benchmark in operator safety.
Ansell has announced the sale of its Onguard footwear business, including a US factory, to Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear for an undisclosed amount.
A new senate report is calling for a national coal dust monitoring group to be created following the re-emergence of black lung.
Fly-in fly-out mining workers have been blamed for presenting a risk of unruly behaviour on flights, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology. The report ‘Responding to unruly airline passengers’ said intoxication was a significant factor for problem passengers, in a trend which although on the decline, could still be traced to some key risk … Continue reading FIFO workers blamed for unruly behaviour
A worker has been airlifted from the Drayton coal mine after he was injured in a safety incident. It is understood the 44 year-old worker was thrown around the cabin of his bulldozer, and may have suffered a pelvic fracture. Newcastle Herald reported he was in a stable condition.
A worker has suffered a skull fracture after falling from an articulated dump truck. The incident occurred in February, at Sibelco’s Salt Ash sand plant. The plant operator was preparing to unload a Volvo A30 ADT that had been transported to the site on a low loader. During preparation the operator accessed the top of … Continue reading Worker suffers fractured skull at sand mine
A long workplace injury battle with Rio Tinto has reached a new conclusion, with a Federal Court judge criticising Rio Tinto for its treatment of a former bulldozer operator and driller, and upholding a CFMEU adverse action claim. Justice John Reeves said former Hail Creek employee Michael Haylett had demonstrated remarkable resilience, having been involved … Continue reading Hail Creek remains “recalcitrant” on long-running injury claim
Coal dust regulations changes are now a priority for the QLD government. National Resources and Mines Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham launched the movement to protect coal miner’s health as black lung re-emerges. Lynham told parliament that action on these changes has begun on coal dust which causes coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung, a … Continue reading Coal dust reforms on track to combat black lung