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24 November 2022
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Image of a quarry with machinery in the distance. Graphic text reads: Investigation launched into quarry ATV rollover

The Regulator has launched an investigation into an incident in which a teenager was seriously injured at a quarry near Tamworth. 

The 3 teenagers, riding an ATV, gained access to Mills Gravel Quarry on the afternoon of Saturday 29 October. 

The ATV rolled on an embankment. One of the occupants is believed to have suffered serious internal injuries and the 2 others minor injuries. 

The Regulator’s investigation into the cause and circumstances of the incident will explore the arrangements for access and security of the quarry, and whether these presented risks to health and safety.

A report will be published once the investigation is concluded.

Read the Investigation Information Release (PDF, 991.9 KB)
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Save the date – 2023 NSW Mining Proximity Detection Forum

The Resources Regulator is partnering with the NSW Minerals Council to deliver a second NSW Mining Proximity Detection/Collision Avoidance (PD/CA) Forum in the Hunter Valley on 22 February 2023.

This event will build on the engagement and knowledge from our first event in March 2022, with key updates from the NSW Resources Regulator, NSW Minerals Council, mining companies and suppliers.

For further updates stay tuned to future editions of Mine Safety News and updates on the Resources Regulator website.

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Portal upgrades for practising certificate holders 

The Resources Regulator workers portal has been upgraded to improve navigation for practising certificate holders. The update includes:  

 You will need to be logged in to the portal for the above links to work.  

For further information, please email or phone 1300 814 609 (option 2 then 3). 

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Record attendance at Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar

A record-breaking 270 industry representatives from across all sectors attended the 30th annual Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar (EESS) on 9-10 November. 

The event included high-quality presentations from industry highlighting the changes and improvements in systems across various machinery, and a focus on the importance of mental health of workers. 

Videos of the presentations will be available on our website soon. 

Feedback on the seminar was very positive - most rated their experience as very good to excellent.  

Thank you to presenters who volunteered their time to ensure the event was a success, and to those who attended. 

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Small mines and quarries webinar 

Operators of small mines and quarries can find out what to expect from the Regulator next year and how to enhance their training processes at a 1-hour webinar in December

The webinar will assist operators in preparing for assessments in the first quarter of 2023. Findings from the recent compliance priority program focussing on mobile plant operator training and competence will be discussed, as well as recommendations from recent inspections.

The webinar will be held 10-11am on Tuesday 13 December 2022.

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Upcoming events 

METEX mechanical engineers' forum
Thursday 1 December, 9am-3pm, Dubbo and online
Sharing knowledge across the metalliferous and extractives mechanical engineering disciplines.
More information
Open cut coal mechanical engineers' forum
Tuesday 6 December, 9am-3pm, Hunter Valley and online
Sharing knowledge across the open cut coal mechanical engineering discipline.
More information
Underground coal mechanical engineers' forum
Thursday 8 December 2022, 9am-3pm, Penrith and online
Sharing knowledge across the mechanical engineering discipline.
More information

See all upcoming events
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