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What you need to know about naturally occurring asbestos

Asbestos is naturally occurring – so what do we need to know about to keep safe? Asbestos can be found all over Australia, generally in rock, soil or sediment.  It comes in white (chrysotile), brown...

Aggreko celebrates one million man-hours LTI free

Aggreko AusPac has celebrated one million man-hours without a lost time injury (LTI), with this week marking a two-year period without an LTI. The company said the achievement is a result of...

RECALL: Defects discovered in self-rescuers

A batch of self-rescuers have been recommended to be returned for assessment due to a defect has been revealed by a NSW Mine Safety Alert. The SR50 and SR100A self rescuers have been recommended by...

Victorian mines safer with new cutting edge technology

A new high-tech research project in the Latrobe Valley will make open-cut mining safer for Victorian workers and the community. The $2.2 million Batter Stability Project was launched at Energy...

Driver crashes into underground mine wall

The driver of a personnel transport and service light vehicle crashed into a wall underground, prompting a NSW Mine Safety alert. The vehicle, which contained the driver and two passengers, lost...

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...

China to close more than 1000 coal mines

The Chinese mining industry is expected to take a huge hit this year, with the country planning to close more than 1000 coal mines in 2016. The closures are in response to faltering demand for coal...