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Australian miners abducted in Nigeria

Three Australians were among seven mine workers who were kidnapped from a work site in Nigeria yesterday. Macmahon Holdings Limited confirmed the incident, which saw one employee fatally shot...

Worker killed at Pilbara mine

A 32-year-old worker has been killed at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Department of Mines and Petroleum confirmed the maintenance worker died at the Channar iron...

Quarry worker dies after dump truck rollover

A man has been killed this morning after a truck rollover at a Melbourne quarry. Police and emergency services were called to the quarry, located in Plumpton at the intersection of Leakes Road and...

Contractor fined $20,000 for Christmas Creek fatality

A mining contracting company has been fined $20,000 in Perth Magistrates Court for the death of a worker at Fortescue Metal Group’s Christmas Creek mine in 2013. Mesa West Pty Ltd was charged...

Boots out for Workers’ Memorial Day

Australians will be leaving their shoes out to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day and remember those who never came home from work. The CFMEU has called for members and supporters to put...

Charges laid over Mt Lyell mine deaths

The operator and site manager of Tasmania’s Mount Lyell copper mine have been charged for a fatality two years ago. The Copper Mines of Tasmania operation was closed in January 2014, leaving...

Two dead, five missing in Glencore mine accident

Five workers are missing after a geotechnical failure at Glencore’s Katanga mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday. The failure occurred on the north wall of the KOV open pit mine...

Fallen workers remembered at miners memorial

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion paid tribute to fallen miners at an annual commemorative service on Saturday at the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial. “It is important we never...

Methane explosion at Russian mine kills 36

The death toll from an explosion which ripped through the Severnaya mine in Arctic Russia has reached 36. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, has been described as the worst mining disaster in...

Company fined $130,000 for Telfer gold mine death

A company has been fined $130,000 for the death of a worker at a Western Australia gold mine in 2013. Exact Mining Services pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court to failing to provide a safe...