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Authority probes Qld coal worker death while towing

A vehicle that fatally pinned a contractor is the subject of an official investigation. Authorities have released preliminary findings from the recent death of Luke O’Brien at BHP Mitsubishi...

Ensham Coal Mine

Coal production predicted to double by 2030

Fossil fuel output is expected to significantly jump by the end of the decade, a report found. Researchers recently predicted that authorities want to produce about 110 per cent more coal and other...

Fortescue trucks

Employer abandons wind solar and battery power

A major mineral producer will continue using fossil fuels instead of environmentally friendly alternatives. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) recently abandoned plans to construct up to 340 wind turbines...

Liebherr trucks

Employer introduces electric trucks to mine sites

A mineral producer will transition away from fossil fuels towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) recently confirmed it would introduce its first-ever battery...

Worksafe coal inspector

Employee prank backfires with work site explosion

One mischievous act violently shattered a work site. Authorities recently investigated why an employee thought it would be funny to blow up his workplace. In August 2022 subcontractor Vuksich and...

Rio Tinto heavy vehicles

Mining giant transitions away from fossil fuels

A major resources producer abandoned non-renewable energy sources for the first time. Rio Tinto confirmed none of its heavy machinery will run on fossil diesel at its Boron operation. Haul trucks...

Hydrogen

Hydrogen has a unique role in global energy says BHP

One of the world’s largest mining companies predicts hydrogen will occupy a unique and potentially profitable niche in the worldwide energy scenario rather than serving as a primary fuel source...