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MDG 1004 Outburst Mining Guideline

A guideline detailing the aspects of an Outburst Management Plan to be used at underground coal mines. Recommended methods of developing, implementing and maintaining the management plan are outlined. The mandatory and recommended outburst assessment requirements are included. ... Read more


Underground Ventilation (Metalliferous Mines)

This guideline is designed to aid in understanding of ventilation in underground metalliferous mines. Guidance and recommendations are provided with respect to legislation and design considerations. Including, primary and secondary ventilation, intake air, planning and practice, and specific... Read more


Purchase, Operation and Maintenance of Underground Diesel Engined Mining Equipment

A comprehensive guideline for the design and maintenance of diesel engined equipment to be used in underground mines. The guide covers a wide range of specifications relevant to safety and fire prevention on diesel vehicles. A list of applicable Australian... Read more


Vertical Opening Safety Practice in Underground Mines: Guideline

This MOSHAB approved guideline identifies some of the hazards associated with vertical openings within or into underground mines and recommends procedures to avoid or minimise these hazards. The relevant legislative requirements for Western Australia are covered in detail. The ore... Read more


SB 30 Use Of Forklift Trucks At Mine & Quarry Sites

The primary purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to raise awareness regarding the safe use of forklift trucks among the mining and quarrying industry stakeholders. This document highlights the areas of concern and provides references to useful sources of information... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 164

In mid-2009, an employee sustained fatal injuries when he fell through a grizzly installed over an ore pass at an Eastern Goldfields underground mine. The employee had been instructed to cover the grizzly to prevent dust coming from the pass. Prior to... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 162

During the removal of a roller shutter assembly from a workshop at a Western Australian mine site, a fitter working from an elevated work platform (EWP) sustained serious head injuries when he was struck by a support bracket for the... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 157

At an underground mine, routine non-destructive testing (NDT) of a skip conveyance rope was being conducted from a work platform placed across the skip compartment at the shaft brace. The NDT instrument was located on the platform and installed around... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 156

During waste bogging operations in a development heading at a mine, the loader operator heard a noise that sounded like a detonation of explosive. Examination of the remaining muck pile at the face did not reveal any explosive material. A further... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 153 (amended)

During normal haul truck operations at an open pit mine, a female operator was found on the ground at a location directly below the access ladder to the driver’s deck of a Caterpillar 777D haul truck. Although there was no direct... Read more


MSB No. 005 Annual road closures on mining tenements

The practice of closing private roads on mining tenements for a short period during the year is widespread in the industry. Recently, a member of the public was seriously injured when his motorcycle crashed into a heavy chain suspended across an... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 31

A potentially hazardous situation arose when extensive cracking developed in the welded joints of a hot oil boiler operating in a Gold Mine Process Plant. The cracks were found in welds in the tube sheet to shell, tube ends to tube... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 13

A primary jaw crusher operator on a surface gold mine heard a noise coming from the crusher and went to investigate. The operator stood on a viewing platform well above the moving jaws to try to determine the source of... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 12

A slope failure involving an estimated 270,000 tonnes of rock occurred recently in an open pit mine. The slope in which the failure occurred had been extensively cable bolted. The failure buried machinery valued at approximately $400,000 and effectively destroyed the... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 7

A tanker driver received serious burns from caustic solution after transfer of the solution from the tanker to the mine-site storage tank had been completed. This occurred while disconnecting the Kamlock fitting to release the discharge hose on top of... Read more


13 metre fall off bosun's chair down mine shaft

A timberman received serious injuries when he fell approximately 13 metres down a mine shaft. Immediately prior to the accident the timberman was suspended in a Bosun's Chair approximately 13 metres above the shaft bottom. He was intending to carry... Read more


Mine Worker Suffers Chemical Burns to Eyes due to High Pressure Fluid Release

A coal mine worker received facial injuries and chemical burns to his eyes as a result of the uncontrolled release of diluted foam catalyst (sulphuric acid, phenol, and phenolsulphonic acid) from a pressurised line. ... Read more


NSW Mine Safety Update February 2010

This newsletter contains information to promote the enhancement of the safety culture of NSW mining and to alert a wide range of people to potential risks and to potential risk controls. ... Read more


NSW mine safety update June 2004

This newsletter contains information to promote the enhancement of the safety culture of NSW mining and to alert a wide range of people to potential risks and to potential risk controls. ... Read more


NSW mine safety update April 2004

This newsletter contains information to promote the enhancement of the safety culture of NSW mining and to alert a wide range of people to potential risks and to potential risk controls. ... Read more


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