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A northern NSW quarry has been fined $15,000 for ‘inadequate’ erosion and sediment controls.

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Quarry fined for failed erosion controls

A New South Wales north coast quarry has been heavily fined after failing to satisfy the Environmental Protection Agency that it had implemented sufficient controls to protect the environment. Read more »
The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a landfill site. Image courtesy: Gold Coast Bulletin.

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Gold Coast quarry to become landfill site

The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a privately operated landfill site after a development application was filed with the city council. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
For extractive operators, initial cost pressures can make non-OEM spare parts for slurry pumps more attractive than genuine parts.

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The risks of using replicator spare parts on slurry pumps

Replicating spare parts for slurry pumps is a serious issue in the extractive materials industry, for both solutions providers and the operators who utilise them. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Site managers in NZ without current Certificates of Competency could be jobless by 31 December.

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Quarry jobs at risk over OHS requirements

Time is running out for a nation’s quarrying, mining and contracting site managers to meet new health and safety requirements, according to industry groups. Read more »
Ausrocks can help quarry operators with quarry design and geotechnical assessments.

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Geotechnical surveys help with quarry design

Ausrocks provides specialised consultancy services to meet the changing needs of the quarrying, mining and tunnelling industries. Read more »
WorkSafe is investigating the death at a quarry in Plumpton. Image courtesy of ABC News.

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Safety alert after second quarry death in three months

Health and safety authorities have issued an alert after the death of a quarry worker last week. Read more »


 

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