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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...

Rio Tinto train

Two driverless heavy vehicles crash within weeks

A resources multinational is examining how autonomous carriers were involved in multiple accidents. Rio Tinto recently revealed that two driverless trains became derailed. One automated locomotive...

Telfer mine

FIFO mine could be suspended for months

A remote operation is unlikely to resume production for most of the year. Authorities revealed work could stay suspended at Newmont Corporation’s Telfer mine for up to six months. Milling was...

Eli Kelly

New mine site death reported in less than two years

A mining fatality is being mourned just 18 months after a different workmate passed away. Colleagues, friends and family are reeling after Eli Kelly died at Gold Fields’ Saint Ives mine...

South32 mine

Disaster shuts down mine until 2025

Severe weather will suspend a North Australian resources operation for almost a year. Tropical Cyclone Megan’s 200km/h winds and 681mm of rainfall is likely to delay production at Groote...

Cable drums

Unsecured cable drum falls, kills worker

A loose wire spool unexpectedly toppled, fatally crushing an employee. Authorities recently investigated how a 2.3 metre wide cable drum detached from two steel stands and killed a worker at an...