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Jul 08, 2021
Deadline for businesses to register for Check-In Qld App

Deadline for businesses to register for Check-In Qld App

Queensland business owners being urged to register for the Check-In Qld app, which becomes mandatory from tomorrow (Friday 9 July) at 1am. An additional 77,000 businesses had already signed up for the public safety device in the two weeks since said since the announcement was made as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan Roadmap, said… ...

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Jul 02, 2021
Sandvik introduces a 16-litre Stage V engine for underground truck

Sandvik introduces a 16-litre Stage V engine for underground truck

Sandvik has released a new engine option for its largest truck, Toro™ TH663i, for underground operations. This 16-litre Stage V engine from Volvo Penta deliveris 585 kW output.  The Toro™ TH663i truck’s Stage V engine is designed to meet the requirements for non-road engines in the power range over 560 kW.  In this power range,… ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Widespread Covid-19 restrictions in force

Widespread Covid-19 restrictions in force

The majority of the Queensland population is in lockdown this morning as a response to the latest Covid-19 scare. A three day lockdown for the south east corner and Townsville including Magnet and Palm Islands has started and will be reviewed again on Friday. There have been four new cases reported taking total number of… ...

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Jun 29, 2021
Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

COVID restrictions have been extended across a greater area of the state. A FiFo worker from Ipswich is among two positive cases identified today. It was the second among a group of 170 Brisbane-based miners who had been working on site in the Northern Territory. They were exposed by another miner who flew in from… ...

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Jun 29, 2021
Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Resource areas are left out of the reconstructed COVID-19 measures which come into force today (Tuesday 29 June). But resource workers who have been in the south-east in the last 14 days are required to follow the reinstated restrictions. Related: Exposure sites in Queensland There were three new cases reported on the weekend including one… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
A push to get the COVID19 jab

A push to get the COVID19 jab

There’s an increased urgency among resources companies who are encouraging their workers to get COVID19 vaccinations. The Queensland Resources Council is currently being briefed by the State Government in the wake of three new cases recorded overnight. Related: Mining declared Covid Safe following a single positive case in the NT Newmont Australia’s Tanami Minesite where… ...

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Jun 27, 2021
Mining declared Covid Safe following a single positive case in the NT

Mining declared Covid Safe following a single positive case in the NT

The Australian mining industry is still a safe bet during the COVID period. That’s the message from the Minerals Council of Australia following the detection of a single positive case of the COVID-19 virus at Newmont Australia’s Tanami site in the Northern Territory. Related: NT mine in lockdown, hundreds of FIFO workers told to isolate after man… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Safety incident leads to longwall shutdown at Kestrel South

Safety incident leads to longwall shutdown at Kestrel South

Kestrel South longwall operations have been suspended. It follows what’s been described as a ‘frictional ignition’ on Sunday afternoon, (6 June), at the underground coal mine located 40km north-east of Emerald in the southern Bowen Basin. No workers were injured and the Queensland Mines Inspectorate has been notified.  Related – Staged re-entry begins at Grosvenor̷...

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Apr 16, 2021
QMRS rescue winder nears completion

QMRS rescue winder nears completion

A new rescue winder designed to extract workers from underground mines is set to go on show at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference at the Gold Coast in August in its public debut. The industry-funded Queensland Mines Rescue Service is working with Becker Mining Systems to fine tune communications for the device. QMRS… ...

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