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Apr 08, 2021
Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Anglo American is facing into the future with a map for change. The multi-national even has a head of transformation who addressed a recent Bowen Basin Mining Club function in Mackay. “We have to transform in the decades ahead, and we’re starting that journey now,” says Dan Reynolds.Anglo American is the largest underground metallurgical coal… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Mar 13, 2021
Inquiry continues to probe Grosvenor blast

Inquiry continues to probe Grosvenor blast

Forensic fire investigator Murray Nystrom has told a mine safety inquiry that the temperature of the flame front in the Grosvenor longwall blast would have been between 200 degrees and several hundred degrees Celsius. The flame front, described as momentary, was believed to have entered the longwall at about chock 111, he said. Mr Nystrom… ...

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Mar 11, 2021
Conference promises tools to take safety to next level

Conference promises tools to take safety to next level

Fostering personal ownership to take safety beyond compliance will be a major focus of a conference in Mackay this month. The Resource Industry Network’s 2021 Safety Conference promises to deliver practical tools and information pertinent to workplace safety while sharing expertise to delegates on how to put their new knowledge into action in their own… ...

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Sep 22, 2020
Mine death case adjourned to December

Mine death case adjourned to December

Middlemount Coal and three senior mine staff members are due to face court in December over the workplace death of David Routledge last year. The matter was listed for mention at the Mackay Industrial Magistrates Court today (September 22), when it was adjourned to December 15. Mr Routledge, from South Mackay, was operating an excavator… ...

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Sep 11, 2020
Setback for coal safety inquiry

Setback for coal safety inquiry

The findings of an inquiry into a blast at the Grosvenor longwall and other gas incidents in underground coal mines have been put back six months. An interim report indicates the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry regards the goaf as being of particular interest as the most likely source of the methane that ignited… ...

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Sep 10, 2020
Powerful tool for workplace safety

Powerful tool for workplace safety

The man behind the ‘Look Up and Live’ app is using Electrical Safety Week to remind machinery operators of the dangers of overhead lines. Ergon principal community safety specialist Glen ‘Cookie’ Cook was named Health and Safety Professional of the Year at the 2020 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards in recognition of his passionate… ...

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Sep 10, 2020
NSW opens coal mine explosives testing facility

NSW opens coal mine explosives testing facility

Australia’s only independent underground mine explosives testing facility has opened on the New South Wales Central Coast. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro this week launched the first round of explosive testing at the new facility, which will operate under the management of the Mine Safety Technology Centre within the NSW Resources… ...

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Sep 04, 2020
Anglo analytics hub to enhance operations

Anglo analytics hub to enhance operations

Anglo American has revealed plans for a new Met Coal Analytics Centre to help drive safety and transform its underground operations as it works towards the Grosvenor mine restart in 2021. The centre, to be based in Anglo American’s Brisbane office, will bring together operational, engineering and data science experts to look at major challenges… ...

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