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If approved, the quarry would produce 600,000 tonnes per year over the next 30 years. Image courtesy: Newcastle Herald.

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Hard rock quarry proposal revived

A proposal for a hard rock reserve quarry that was ‘mooted’ in 2012 has been revived once more in New South Wales. Read more >>
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Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more >>
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Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

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Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more >>
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Under a proposed plan, Cleary Bros’ Albion Park quarry would undergo real time dust monitoring.

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Dust pollution to be monitored in real time

As a 'modern' alternative to examining dust deposits, a planning and environmental authority will work with the operator to conduct dust monitoring in real time at the Albion Park quarry. Read more >>
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A 61-year-old driver died after his dump truck rolled over in Plumpton on 23 May. Image courtesy: ABC News.

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Workplaces urged to scrub up on safety

A state safety watchdog has urged workplaces to prioritise safety after a record year for fatalities in 2016. Read more >>
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According to a research paper, automation could eliminate traditional mining jobs in the next decade.

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Report warns automation could kill off labour

A research paper by two international bodies has forecast that an escalation in the automation of mines and quarries will mean fewer workers in 10 to 15 years’ time. Read more >>
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A court has imposed a permanent injunction on a US quarry owner that allegedly bared his backside to a mines inspector.

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Injunction granted against ‘cheeky’ quarry operator

A US quarry operator who reportedly exposed his “posterior” to inspectors has been handed an injunction. Read more >>
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Norwell, better known for its sugar cane produce, will soon be home to a 90ha sand quarry.

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From sugar cane to sand: Council clears project

A controversial sand quarry development has been given the green light, despite more than 130 objections from residents. Read more >>
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Access to the site was restricted. Photo courtesy of Elenor Tedenborg and The Border Mail.

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Flood-hit quarry prompts safety alert

An emergency warning was issued after heavy floods reportedly breached a sand quarry, leading to concerns for the surrounding area. Read more >>
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The primary method of extraction would involve a combination of blasting and excavators.

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Large-scale quarry to ‘stimulate growth’

An application has been lodged for a large-scale quarry that could stimulate economic expansion of the local area. Read more >>
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A 23kg flyrock fell 17m and bounced off a front end loader’s bucket arm and through the windscreen into the cab.

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Warning after loader operator hit by 23kg rock

A safety alert has been issued after a large rock fell from a blasted quarry face and smashed through a windscreen, injuring a worker. Read more >>
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Hurricane Hill Quarry’s new owner plans to hold the property as a long-term investment.

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Quarry sale at ‘high end of expectations’

A hard rock quarry has been sold at auction for more than had been expected. Read more >>
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