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14 May 2013
Burns from hydrocarbon gas fire in truck air conditioning system
While starting a haul truck, the operator reported hearing a loud bang when the air conditioning system vents blew out, followed by a flash and flame. He received minor burns to his chest and arms.

09 May 2013
Fluid Injections result in surgery
There have been three incidents this year in which workers were injured when they were injected with pressurised hydraulic fluid resulting in surgery to drain the injected fluid and repair damaged tissue

09 May 2013
Jumbo Trailing Cable Incident
A miner was struck by a trailing cable when a development jumbo was being trammed into a cuddy at an underground metalliferous mine.

22 April 2013
Safe Work Awards 2013
Safe Work SA is calling on the innovators and drivers of workplace safety initiatives to tell their stories in the Safe Work Awards.

04 March 2013
Getting plant guarding right
As a followup to our previous edition, a number of quarry managers asked MAQOHSC to look at their plant to provide a critical opinion of machinery hazards, guarding, emergency stops and access for maintenance.

14 February 2013
South Australia has new work health and safety laws
The Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) came into operation in South Australia on 01 January 2013

14 February 2013
2012 - a busy year in the field for MAQOHSC
Field Operations continues to use the industry contact sheet 'Help MAQOHSC to help you' to assess the needs of the mining and quarrying industry

12 February 2013
Geoff Day retires
After 21 years of service to South Australian mining, MAQOHSC bids farewell to Geoff Day.

06 February 2013
Distraction and inattention due to using mobile devices
Following several high potential incident investigations, the mines inspectorate is aware of mine workers using mobile devices (including mobile phones, tablets or other social media devices) while operating vehicles or other mobile plant.

03 January 2013
Committee Updates
There have been a number of changes recently to the MAQOHSC Committee membership

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