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Investigation report - Haul truck fire at the Tritton Copper Mine

Haul truck fire at the Tritton Copper Mine

The investigation report on the haul truck fire at the Tritton Copper Mine that occurred in June 2018 is now available.

The incident involved a haul truck that caught fire about 900 metres underground in the main decline of the mine. In accordance with the mine operator’s emergency procedures, workers retreated to refuge chambers in the lower sections of the mine. Both the communications and external air supply to the refuge chambers were lost as a result of the fire, forcing the occupants to rely on the self-contained air supply within the refuge chambers.
Read the full investigation report

Summary of online survey outcomes

Statutory review of Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) laws

The public consultation period for the Review of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Laws ran from 1 March 2020 until 1 May 2020. During that period, the independent lead held nine face-to-face public consultation forums over a four-week period.

A summary of the online survey outcomes and the submissions made to the review during the public consultation period are now available.
Summary of online survey outcomes
Further information, including submissions made to the review
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January-March 2020 Quarterly safety report

January-March 2020 Quarterly safety report
The January-March 2020 Quarterly safety report is now available.

Our quarterly reports provide valuable information that will assist mine and petroleum site operators to meet their obligations under relevant work health and safety legislation, including the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013
View the January-March Quarterly safety report

April 2020 business activities report

April 2020 - Monthly business activities report

In April 2020 we continued to operate under our business continuity plan due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Business activities report shows we commenced 194 site assessments in April (subject to strict risk controls) with 109 safety notices issued.

For more data, details and insights visit our Business activities reports page.

View our latest Business activities reports

Compliance priority outcome report

Roadway and intersection standards

Compliance priority outcome report
The July - December 2019 roadway and intersection standards compliance priority was established after numerous non-compliances of mines' standards for onsite roadway and intersection design were identified during prior inspections and incident investigations.

This report provides a summary of our findings and recommendations determined from 12 site assessments completed between October and December 2019.
View the Outcome Report - Roadway and intersection standards

Are you an explorer or prospector?

New guidance material available

We have developed this guideline to help explorers and prospectors to better understand the work health and safety (WHS) laws applying to exploration or prospecting. The guide also explains how to fulfil certain obligations under both the WHS laws and the Mining Act 1992 or the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 in one step.
View the Exploration, prospecting and work health and safety guideline
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