Crushed by Dragline

Preliminary findings from investigations into Curragh fatality released Preliminary investigations into last weeks fatal incident at the Curragh coal mine have confirmed a rotating dragline body crushed miner Clark Peadon during maintenance. While investigations continue into the moments leading up to his death, Resource Safety Health Queensland said the miner died within an established danger...... Continue Reading →

An unpredictable bomb

Inspectorate’s “never ever ever ever ever” advice According to Resources Safety and Health Queensland, there were five high potential incidents in the Queensland Coalfields in the month of August. In a report released this week, RSHQ identified deadly near misses, ranging from the failure of a machine stacker stop button to the premature explosion of...... Continue Reading →

Stalled but not stopped

Anti-Vaxxers force BHP to rethink its vaccination mandate across Australia Mining UNion the CFMEU has successfully argued in the Fair Work Commission that a BHP plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations was not lawful or reasonable. In October, BHP decided to enforce vaccinations among their Mt Arthur coal mine workforce in NSW. Around 80 miners could...... Continue Reading →

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