A fatal accident involving a tyre fitter at the Bengalla coal mine in New South Wales in late 2018 has highlighted the importance of conducting a risk assessment on wash bays.
A West Australian coal miner has been fined $210,000 over the death of a worker at a Collie mine site in 2018.
A contractor at a nickel mine in Western Australia’s south east has been fined $11,000 after a machine loaded with pipes rolled and almost injured his daughter and another employee.
Four men remain dangerously ill on ventilators in a Brisbane hospital with burns covering their torsos and inundating their airways after an underground explosion tore through a Moranbah mine in one of the state’s worst mining accidents in decades.
The mining industry was exempt from industrial manslaughter laws three years ago but now Queensland’s Mines Minister wants it included, so senior safety officers could be jailed for up to 20 years if a worker is killed on the job.
Less than a week after another mining death in Queensland, questions are being raised about how fatal incidents should be prosecuted.
Emergency services were called to the Curragh coal mine, 30 kilometres north of Blackwater, just before 4:30pm (local time) on Sunday.
The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed the conviction of LD Operations Pty Ltd for failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, following a serious injury to a worker at the Mannering Colliery at Doyalson.
An operator was driving a load haul dump (LHD) vehicle in an underground roadway at Mannering Colliery when a damaged roof support strap entered the open cab and hit the operator in the head.