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Chinese mine owner kills himself after fatal collapse

An owner of a Chinese gypsum mine has committed suicide two days after the mine collapsed, killing one worker and trapping 17. The mine owner, Ma Congbo, was assisting rescue efforts when he jumped...

Contractor fined $195,000 for Cloudbreak fatality

BTP Equipment Pty Ltd has been fined $195,000 and ordered to pay $100,000 in costs for its involvement in the death of worker Paul Torre on 24 December 2010. Mr Torre was working in the mobile...

Anniversary of Northparkes mine disaster

On November 24, 1999, disaster struck underground at Northparkes mine in central New South Wales and the lives of four miners were lost. Ross Bodkin 41, Michael House 33, Stuart Osmond 47 and Colin...

Inexperienced workers a factor in mine death increase

  Speaking at the Department of Mines and Petroleum Mine Safety Roadshow in Geraldton on Tuesday, mine safety inspector Doug Barclay said an influx of inexperienced mine workers is partly to...

WA mine worker killed after truck rollover

A mine worker has died at a Western Australian mine site after a truck rollover yesterday afternoon. A Department of Mines and Petroleum spokesman said there were no other vehicles involved in the...

Third fatality for Newcrest Mining

A 28-year-old worker has been killed at Newcrest’s Cadia Valley Operations, near Orange, overnight. The man, a father-of-two, was working at the Ridgeway gold mine underground as a mine...

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Study to identify hazards in WA mining industry

A new State Government study of serious mining injuries is expected to highlight potential key indicators to preventing fatalities in the resources industry. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion...

Mine Worker Killed Near Pilbara Manganese Mine

A mine worker has been killed near┬áConsolidated Minerals’ Woodie Woodie manganese mine in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The fatality occurred yesterday on a mining tenement during...