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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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Jan 19, 2021
Safety alert issued after truck cabin explosion

Safety alert issued after truck cabin explosion

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued a statewide safety alert after an explosion in a truck cabin last week causing serious burns to an underground mine worker’s face, hands and chest. The air-conditioning system was the source of the blast, which dislodged some of the cabin windows. Investigations are ongoing, however early findings indicate that… ...

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Dec 21, 2020
South 32 funds a new youth mentor position in Cloncurry

South 32 funds a new youth mentor position in Cloncurry

South32’s Cannington operation has partnered with registered charity RedDoor Community Services to help disengaged young people in the Cloncurry region fulfil their potential. Cannington’s AU$60,000 investment has enabled RedDoor to expand its services by employing a new Youth Development Mentor to deliver registered training programs in construction, hospitality and business for young people who ...

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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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Jul 01, 2020
New era for mining safety regulation in Queensland

New era for mining safety regulation in Queensland

Queensland’s new mining safety laws came into effect this week, with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if workers die because of their criminal negligence. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said industrial manslaughter became an offence from July 1 in Queensland’s resources sector – better protecting the state’s 66,000 sector workers. “Sadly eight workers… ...

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May 07, 2020
Board of inquiry mooted after Grosvenor explosion

Board of inquiry mooted after Grosvenor explosion

A board of inquiry into mine safety is on the table as Mines Minister  Anthony Lynham seeks answers on the explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah. Speaking in Moranbah, Dr Lynham today said he had asked for urgent advice about establishing a board of inquiry. “The government wants answers; the families of these miners want answers; Queenslanders want answers,”...

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May 07, 2020
Gas concerns raised at mine before blast, union says

Gas concerns raised at mine before blast, union says

The underground coal mine at the centre of an horrific blast on Wednesday had experienced ongoing issues with high methane levels, the CFMEU says. Five men were airlifted to Brisbane after suffering severe burns in an underground explosion, believed to have been caused by ignition of gas on the longwall face at Anglo American’s Grosvenor… ...

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May 06, 2020
Five seriously injured in underground mine explosion

Five seriously injured in underground mine explosion

Five miners have been seriously injured in an underground explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah in Central Queensland this afternoon. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said this evening that the workers were being airlifted to Brisbane suffering significant burns. Union safety inspectors are attending the site and will undertake a thorough investigation into the… ...

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Feb 11, 2020
GroundProbe extends slope monitoring range with Agilis

GroundProbe extends slope monitoring range with Agilis

GroundProbe has extended its Slope Stability Radar (SSR) range with the quick set-up, self-contained SSR-Agilis. The vehicle-mounted SSR-Agilis is designed to be operational within minutes in active areas of mine sites, ensuring the safety of work crews working under high-risk slopes. “This new system is purpose built for tactical monitoring; a fully-mobile and completely self-contained… ...

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