Towards the elimination of rockfall fatalities in Australian mines

Publisher: MERIWA in East Perth, WA

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  • Mine safety -- Australia,
  • Miners -- Mortality -- Australia

Edition Notes

Statementby Y. Potvin ... [et al.].
SeriesReport / Minerals & Energy Research Institute of Western Australia -- no. 223, Report (Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia : CD-ROM) -- no. 223.
ContributionsPotvin, Y.
LC ClassificationsTN295
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 CD-ROM
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23710425M
ISBN 100730985296
LC Control Number2006570327

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the fatality rate in Western Australian underground metalliferous mines: 38 deaths over 10 years. Of these, the fatality incidence due to rockfalls has fallen substantially to an average of in employees; excluding a mine fill collapse which caused three fatalities. The order of . Mine Fatalities Hit Record Low Janu 25 Mine Fatalities Boost Total to Decem — — Rock Deaths in Mines Up Mine Deaths in Six Months J — — Mine Fatalities Lowest in Years Ap — — Lethal Coal Dust is Threat Bureau of Mines Drags Heels. Four miners killed in Australian mine disaster brings the total number of fatalities in NSW mines since March to 28—an average of seven deaths every year. of each inquiry as a step. From overturned trucks to huge fires, as well as crushed vehicles Here’s a collection of some really mind boggling accidents that have occurred in the mining industry. Do you have the best gold mining equipment? 1. Dumper corner navigation fail Wrong turn, mate And now what? 2. Just how did he loose a gear? Looks like this truck is not going anywhere. Better call the towage! 3. No.

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Mines. The ACG, in response to industry demand, has completed the one-year research project, Towards the Elimination of Rockfall Fatal-ities in Australian Mines. With input from the project sponsors, the Centre has assembled probably Australia’s most comprehensive database on rockfalls, investigating more than incidents that oc.

Towards the Elimination of Rockfall Fatalities in Australian Mines (Phase I report) Authors: Y. Potvin (ACG), P. Nedin (Underground Mining Solutions), M. Sandy (AMC Consultants), K. Rosengren (Kevin Rosengren and Associates) and M. Rosengren. Potvin Y, Nedin P, Sandy M, Rosengren K, Rosengren M.

Towards the elimination of rockfall fatalities in Australian mines, Meriwa report No ; p. Google Scholar [10]Cited by: Fatality statistics in the Western Australian mining industry captures the number of people killed in the industry in the Australian state of Western the period (inclusive), a total of 52 fatalities occurred.

Inthe Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia commissioned a taxonomic study to analyse the mining fatalities which occurred between Preventing rockfall fatalities. Glyn Jones looks at what can be done to reduce fatalities in mining through rockfalls A variety of techniques can be applied to defend mines and tunnels against rockfall Future Of Mining > Sustainability; 27 November comments; share.

Seven ways the resources sector can survive the COVID crisis. the geotechnical engineer’s book shelf, but is rather a revolving and proactive process. In Decembera MERIWA project report (Towards the Elimination of Rockfall Fatalities in Australian Mines – No. ) highlighted certain key learning points about the critical factors causing rockfall or rock-related incidents.

Of the 22 key. Towards the elimination of rockfall fatalities in Australian mines book the mining industry employs % of the Australian population, mining fatalities made up 11% of the total fatalities (year to date ).

Although it is expected that there would be more accidents on average in mining due to the inherently dangerous nature of the work, these numbers would suggest that the increase goes beyond that danger. fatalities occurred during pillar extraction, with 3 of the accidents resulting from premature intersection collapses.

Unsupported roof. Roof bolts and the Automated Temporary Roof Support (ATR S) are the first lines of defense against roof falls in underground coal mines. When miners go under unsupported roof, they are completely unprotected.

Hazard register for all Western Australian mining fatalities from January to December - K b This hazard register presents the findings from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's investigations into 71 fatal mining accidents in the Western Australian mining industry over the period January to December BHP has overcome COVID to achieve record production at its Western Australian iron ore operations, as well as at the Caval Ridge and Poitrel coal mines in Queensland.

View on Facebook. geotechnical engineer’s book shelve but rather a revolving and proactive process. In December a MERIWA project report (i.e. Towards the elimination of Rockfall Fatalities in Australian Mines – No.

) highlighted certain key learning points about the critical factors causing rockfall or rock related incidents. Of the 22 key learnings. The NSW government wants to know why so many people are dying on mine sites, with 17 fatalities Australia-wide in Octo 0 comment Mine worker suffers serious burns after fire.

On September 6,seven miners were entombed in ton of rock during a rockfall at Mount Morgan gold mine. At Mount Lyell ina disaster of epic proportions left many suffocating in the mine from a fire. In a coal dust explosion in the brand new Mount Mulligan Mine caused the death of at least 75 workers.

Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Fatalities in Queensland metalliferous mines and quarries. – Updated June Mines Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board.

Report on the inquiry into fatalities in the Western Australian mining industry / Western Australian Mines Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board Prevention of Mining Fatalities Taskforce The Board] [Perth, W.A Australian/Harvard Citation.

Western Australia. Fatal accidents in the Western Australian mining industry – REPORT. 1 Introduction. This report examines the 52 fatal mining accidents that. occurred in Western Australia over the year period from toinclusive. Most of the information came from completed investigation reports in the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

There have been five fatal incidents that resulted in seven fatalities. A fatal incident which occurred in /07 caused the death of a mother and her two children.

It resulted from an escape of LPG from a two burner camping gas stove believed to have been left unattended for a brief time. Nearby combustibles caught fire which ultimately consumed the front portion of the house in Karrinyup.

A spokesperson for Safe Work Australia said the number of fatalities in the mining industry had varied somewhat in recent years. While Australia-wide in there were just three fatalities, in that tripled to nine. Up to July 8 this year there have been five mining fatalities, compared to four over the same period last year.

underground mines, it remains a substantial source of human fatalities (1). This study broadly classifies groundfalls in underground mines into two categories: a.

induced or intentional, meaning rock falls are purposefully caused by the mining method such as caving rock behind a longwall face, collapsing roof in a retreat room-and-pillar mine. Year Miners Fatalities Year Miners Fatalities Year Miners Fatalities Year Miners Fatalities; Mining is the process of extracting mineral resources from the Earth for commercial value.

It is an ancient human activity which can be traced back to Palaeolithic times ( years ago), where for example the mineral hematite was mined to produce the red pigment ochre.

This resulted in numerous mining accidents and fatalities across the nation. Here are some recent Australian mining accidents that led to injuries and fatalities: In Janua year-old man died due to a mud rush in the mine's lower levels at Mount Lyell mine in Queenstown.

Recent fatalities at mines Mines safety bulletin no. 2 | 27 August | Version 1. The following 13 accidents producing 14 fatalities have occurred since the last compilation of Significant Incidents in May The body of a loader operator and his vehicle were recovered from a stope in an underground mine.

The machine appears to have been. Table listing total fatalities and employment at metal and nonmetal mines since MSHA’s Fatality Archive Database This searchable database was created by the library as an index to its collection of fatality reports located in the Accident Investigation File Archives of the Technical Information Center and Library at the National Mine.

full distribution of rockfall sizes should be considered. In this dissertation, an investigation into rockfall risk has been carried out.

This is based on the definition of risk, where risk is the product of the probability of occurrence of a rock fall and the consequences it causes. The research was conducted on two case study operations. Most of the deaths today occur in developing countries, especially China.

China's coal mines are the world's deadliest, killing an average of 13 miners a day. China accounts for the largest number of coal-mining fatalities, about 80% of the world’s total, although it. Mine Accidents and Disasters. A mine worker has been killed in an accident at the Harlequin gold mine near Norseman on the West Australian Goldfields.

According to WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum the 59 year old man was killed early on Saturday morning by a rockfall at the undergound mine. This list of mines in Australia is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working, defunct and planned mines in the country organised by primary mineral output.

For practical purposes, this list also contains stone, marble and other quarries. As of Octoberthere were operating mines. rockfall can occur and the top of highwalls, which can cause equipment to fall over the highwall.

These types of incidents were higher than expected. In underground mines, especially coal mines, the major issue which has arisen is falls of roof or sides. There should be in place strata control plans to control sides and roofs of mines. A year-old man has died in a rockfall at a gold mine near Norseman in the West Australian Goldfields.

The Department of Mines and Petroleum says .TABLE 1 Fatality Rates by Mine Size, (standard errors are in parentheses) Mine Size Million Fatality (number of No.

of Employee- Rate employees) Mines Fatalities Hours (Rl) 1, 26 ) 1, 53 ) 58 ) ) 85 ) + One miner is dead and four others have been injured in a rockfall incident at a Zimbabwe gold mine.

In a media statement, UK Metallon Corporation said “it regrets to advise of an accident at Bulawayo Mining Company’s ‘How Mine’ that occurred on Thursday 20th June.” “A rockfall during shaft examination on the North Shaft resulted in the death of an employee and the injury of four.