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CAT 770 truck

Operator dies from touching energised heavy vehicle

A mine employee passed away after coming into contact with an electrified dump truck. Authorities recently investigated how a resources worker became fatally electrocuted after touching an energised...

Macmahon

$352M tender awarded for underground mine

An Australasian mining services company received more work at a subterranean operation. Macmahon Holdings recently secured an extended contract at AngloGold Ashanti’s and Independence Group...

Minetruck MT42 SG Trolley electric

Employers race towards fully electrified mine sites

Three mining companies are one step closer to completely transitioning away from fossil fuels. Epiroc, ABB and Boliden recently celebrated deploying the first ever fully battery-electric trolley...

Whitehaven Coal workers

Employer cancels driverless truck plan at coal mine

A major mining company will not automate heavy vehicles at one of its operations. Whitehaven Coal recently stopped trialling its autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at the Maules Creek mine. Management...

Driverless truck

Mining giant accelerates ‘safe’ automation

A resources multinational will work with new partners to fast-track autonomous mineral production. Rio Tinto recently approved an initial $14.4 million in funding to make global operations safer and...

Truck mixer accident

Speeding ‘auto pilot’ driver writes off truck

A distracted, lead-footed operator caused his employer’s heavy vehicle to become a total loss. Authorities recently examined why an employee drove into oncoming traffic and wrote off a loaded...

Overturned coal truck

Heavy vehicle operator dies from horrific crash

A truck driver tragically passed away during a severe accident. Authorities recently examined what circumstances led to a heavy vehicle flipping over and killing the operator at an undisclosed coal...