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13 January 2015
Uncontrolled movement on mine roads involving skidding and sliding
A recent increase in incidents involving uncontrolled vehicle movement on open-cut coal mine roads is raising serious concerns

28 November 2014
Quarterly Reporting for Mines and Quarries
From 01 January 2015 mine operators will be required to submit incident reports and quarterly work health and safety reports to the online National Mine Safety Database (NMSD)

27 November 2014
Mine worker injured after falling from grader access ladder
A worker at an open cut coal mine sustained spinal injuries when he fell from an access ladder on a grader after it unexpectedly rotated to the raised position.

27 November 2014
Potential signal tube detonator explosion ("snap, slap and shoot")
Potential signal tube detonator explosion when the downline lead becomes entangled with the MPU's rear protection bar.

12 November 2014
An excavator operator was using a track-type hydraulic excavator above a quarry bench. The excavator tipped over resulting in the death of the operator.

06 November 2014
The Aboriginal Heritage Training and Safety video
The Aboriginal Heritage Training and Safety video is now listed on the SafeWork SA website

30 October 2014
Revocation of Approved Code of Practice for Working Hours (Working Hours Code)
The Deputy Premier has revoked the Approved Code of Practice for Working Hours (Working Hours Code) as an approved Code of Practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

21 October 2014
Fatal accident from falling into an ore pass
A fatal accident occurred in an underground metalliferous mine when a worker fell into an ore pass

25 September 2014
WHS Presentations
MAQOHSC is pleased to announce the release of revised and NEW educational information presentations. Our WHS Specialists can offer workplace-delivered presentations or alternatively they are available for PDF downloading from the MAQOHSC website.

25 September 2014
Flushing Canister Bursts
A fitter suffered deep lacerations to his upper legs, from groin to knee, when an aluminium flushing canister he was using burst.

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