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HEALTH & SAFETY

Freeport Indonesia workers blockade mine after deadly accident

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Workers at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit are blocking access to the mine site, union and company officials said on Wednesday, to protest against the number of fatal accidents at one of the world's biggest copper mines. Open-pit mining at...
1st October 2014
 
 
FATALITY

BHP probes Worsley alumina refinery death, operations normal

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lobal miner BHP Billiton is investigating the death of a worker at its Worsley alumina refinery in Australia, the company said in a statement. Operations at the refinery were continuing normally following Monday's incident, it added.
30th September 2014
 
 
ACCIDENT

Mining suspended after four killed at Freeport Indonesia's copper mine

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Freeport-McMoRan temporarily suspended openpit mining at its Indonesian mine on Saturday, a company statement said, after four people died in an accident at one of the world's biggest copper mines. A collision involving a truck carrying nine...
29th September 2014
 
 
MINING RESEARCH

Ontario sets aside funding for mining research projects

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday announced government funding for several mining research projects aimed at creating jobs, reducing operating costs and enhancing miner safety. Wynne announced in Sudbury that the province would provide...
26th September 2014
 
 
ILLEGAL MINING

DMR, portfolio committee aim to eradicate illegal mining by Feb 2015

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has undertaken to work closely with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as well as with law enforcement agencies, other relevant departments and entities to root out illegal mining in...
26th September 2014
 
 
Science & Technology

Japan working with South Africa to reduce risks in deep-level mines

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Japan is assisting South Africa with research into seismicity and mining. “We have joint research on mitigating seismic risks in South African mines,” reports Japanese Ambassador to South Africa Yutaka Yoshizawa. “Japan experiences a lot of...
26th September 2014
 
 
Health & Safety

Auto guided vehicle benefits SA mines

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SEW-Eurodrive's automatic guided vehicle has built-in safety features that prevent accidents

South African mining companies can now benefit from drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive’s automatic guided vehicle (AGV), which has built-in safety features that make it possible to prevent accidents, helping mineworkers to safely conduct...
26th September 2014
 
 
Health & Safety

Bigger trucks with better manoeuvrability for mining operations

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USEFUL MANOEUVRABILITY 
Toyota Forklift’s new counterbalance trucks are suitable for mining because of their compact size and ability to move in tight spaces Local forklift distributor and services provider Toyota Forklift added bigger trucks, with a capacity of up to 8 t, to its 8-series range of counterbalanced trucks this year, making it easier for mining operations to meet their materials handling...
26th September 2014
 
 
 
 
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