Safety alerts and bulletins and significant incident and investigation reports to inform the NSW mining industry, suppliers, unions and industry organisations about work health and safety issues and findings with the aim of preventing similar occurrences and providing operators with information to help them meet their obligations.

15 May 2019Investigation Information ReleaseIIR19-03Worker injured releasing jammed conveyor chain[284KB]
26 April 2019Safety AlertSA19-02Truck catches fire underground[313KB]
12 April 2019Investigation Information ReleaseIIR19-02Causal investigation - Workers evacuated when gas levels rise[187KB]
26 March 2019Safety BulletinSB19-04Workers injured by high pressure fluid [358KB]
18 March 2019Safey BulletinSB19-03Welding-related shocks increase[387KB]
12 March 2019Safety BulletinSB19-02Rise in vehicle collisions raises concern[238]
5 March 2019Safety BulletinSB19-01Rise in dozer incidents putting operators at risk[294KB]
21 January 2019Investigation Information ReleaseIIR19-01Shotfiring incident at Albury Quarry[127KB PDF]
15 January 2019Safety AlertSA19-01Elevated workbox falls from loader[186.8KB PDF]
21 December 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-15Fire on fuel truck[197.6KB PDF]
21 December 2018Safety AlertSA18-16Tyre falls from tyre hander[57.4KB PDF]
21 December 2018Safety AlertSA18-15Walkway collapse puts workers at risk[277/7KB PDF]
21 December 2018Safety BulletinSB18-19Isolation issues identified at coal mines[66.7KB PDF]
20 December 2018Causal Investigation reportn/aCausal investigation - Tahmoor Colliery: Workers trapped in shaft winder[1.6MBPDF]
20 December 2018Safety AlertSA18-14Dangerous incident at Lightning Ridge fall down shaft[255KB PDF]
19 December 2018Safety AlertSA18-13Dangerous incident involving excavator on edge of a highwall[156.6 KB PDF]
17 December 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-14Serious injury at Cowal gold mine[158KB PDF]
13 December 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-13Death of worker at Glendell Mine[65KB PDF]
23 November 2018Investigation reportn/aInvestigation report into the death of Stephen Norman at Rix's Creek Mine on 13 December 2016[2.5MB PDF]
13 November 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-11Worker fatally injured when tyre falls[150KD PDF]
13 November 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-10Grader operator suffers serious head injuries[260KB PDF]
12 November 2018Safety AlertSA18-12Worker falls from conveyor gantry[392KB PDF]
6 November 2018Safety AlertSA18-11Controlling legionella bacteria in mining operations[86KB PDF]
6 November 2018Safety BulletinSB18-18Drill rig safety[68KB PDF]
6 November 2018Safety BulletinSB18-17Welding fume safety[67KB PDF]
25 October 2018Safety BulletinSB18-16Detecting gas in confined spaces[71KB PDF]
27 September 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-09Two workers trapped in mine shaft conveyance[249KB PDF]
26 September 2018Investigation reportn/aInvestigation report into a fatality at a mineral claim near Lightning Ridge on 4 November 2016[2.2MB PDF]
26 September 2018Safety BulletinSB18-15Light vehicles in mining operations[67KB PDF]
25 September 2018Safety BulletinSB18-14Preventing fires on mobile plant - responding to safety alerts[163KB PDF]
29 August 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-08
Illegal mining Meroo River
[177.3KB PDF]
15 August 2018Safety BulletinSB18-13Alternators and IS equipment[71.3KB PDF]
10 August 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-07Serious injury at Bulga Surface Operations[259KB PDF]
8 August 2018Investigation reportn/aFatality on surface of underground coal mine[97KB PDF]
20 July 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-06Serious injuries at underground coal mines[222KB PDF]
20 July 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-05Falling coal hits two workers underground[242KB PDF]
16 July 2018Safety AlertSA18-10Heavy vehicle, light vehicle near miss[327KB PDF]
10 July 2018Safety AlertSA18-09Drill rig breaches highwall windrow[227KB PDF]
10 July 2018Safety BulletinSB-18-12Rib failures in underground coal mines[234KB PDF]
10 July 2018Safety BulletinSB18-11Windrow management and demarcation[270KB PDF]
6 July 2018Safety AlertSA18-08Underground mine fire initiates emergency response[259KB PDF]
29 May 2018Safety BulletinSB18-10People warned of fall risk in opal mine fields
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[151KB PDF]
14 May 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-04Dangerous incident at Chain Valley Colliery[51KB PDF]
11 May 2018Safety AlertSA18-07CMI 425 Amp flameproof restrained receptacle recall[336KB PDF]
7 May 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-03Serious injury at Maules Creek mine[309KB PDF]
1 May 2018Safety BulletinSB1809Overwatering of roads leads to vehicle incidents[107.4KB PDF]
23 April 2018Safety BulletinSB18-08Missing and damaged protective devices on longwalls[63KB PDF]
16 April 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-02Serious injury at Werris Creek mine[297KB PDF]
16 April 2018Safety BulletinSB18-07Safe systems of work for mobile plant[151KB PDF]
12 April 2018Safety AlertSA18-06Self rescuer maintenance[407KB PDF]
11 April 2018Safety BulletinSB18-06Lack of positive communications[272KB PDF]
9 April 2018Safety AlertSA18-05Offsider's nose and cheek broken in incident[210KB PDF]
5 April 2018Safety BulletinSB18-05Shattered windscreens on mobile plant[264KB PDF]
5 April 2018Safety BulletinSB18-04Fires on surface drill rigs[152KB PDF]
23 March 2018Safety AlertSA18-04Workers withdrawn after methane frictional ignition[157KB PDF]
21 March 2018Safety BulletinSB18-03Diesel exhaust filters in underground coal mines[61KB PDF]
2 Feb 2018Investigation Information ReleaseIIR18-01Fatality at Glendell mine[148.8KB PDF]
1 Feb 2018Safety AlertSA18-03Two workers suffer serious fluid injection injuries in separate incidents[97.4KB PDF]
29 Jan 2018Safety AlertSA18-02Loader loses brakes and crashes at bottom of wall[107KB PDF]
17 Jan 2018Safety AlertSA18-01Potentially dangerous mechanical components on opal mine materials handling hoists[66.5KB PDF]
17 Jan 2018Safety BulletinSB18-02Mines and preparing for fire[101.5KB PDF]
2 Jan 2018Safety BulletinSB18-01Wireless operated hazard reduction devices for welding machines[66.5KB PDF]
18 Dec 2017Causal investigationn/aCausal investigation: Underground conveyor equipment incident puts workers at risk[3.0MB PDF]
27 Nov 2017Causal investigationn/aCausal investigation: Catastrophic engine failure in an underground coal mine[834KB PDF]
27 Nov 2017Investigation reportn/aInvestigation report into the serious injury of a mine worker at Sibelco Sand plant on 1 Feb 2016[5.5MB PDF]
24 Nov 2017Safety BulletinSB17-07Air quantities for underground diesel engines in coal mines[51.9KB PDF]
9 Nov 2017Investigation reportn/aReport into the serious injury of an operator at Mannering Colliery, Doyalson, NSW on 22 January 2016[4.0MB PDF]
16 Oct 2017Safety BulletinSB17-06Safety helmets - effective working life[77.1KB PDF]
11 Oct 2017Investigation information releaseIIR17-13Final investigation report into fatality[55KB PDF]
20 Sept 2017Investigation information releaseIIR17-12Causal investigation: unintended movement of conveyor tail end unit[197.3KB PDF]
 13 Sept 2017Safety Alert SA17-10Response times of gas detectors [54.8 KB PDF]
 8 Sept 2017Safety Bulletin SB17-05Reuse of removable filters on explosion protected diesel engines [66.6 KB PDF]
 25 Aug 2017Investigation information release IIR17-11Causal investigation into catastrophic engine failure - preliminary report [156.4 KB PDF]
 23 Aug 2017Investigation information release IIR17-10 Mt Arthur serious injury fire [167.2 KB PDF]
 11 Aug 2017Investigation information release IIR17-09Catastrophic engine failure [299.2 KB PDF]
 31 Jul 2017Investigation information release IIR17-08Flyrock incident at open cut coal mine [223.9 KB PDF]
 26 Jul 2017Safety Alert SA17-09Longwall faces: safe access and emergency exits [367.6 KB PDF]
 20 Jul 2017Safety Alert SA17-08Lack of Pillar Support [558.2 KB PDF]
 23 Jun 2017Safety Alert SA17-07Non-compliant gas monitors [249.5 KB PDF]
 19 Jun 2017Investigation information release IIR17-07Fatality on the surface of an underground coal mine [891.3 KB PDF]
 9 Jun 2017Safety Alert SA17-06Flameproof alternators [55.3 KB PDF]
 2 Jun 2017Regulatory Investigation Report RIR17-02Incident involving a worker at Ulan West Operations on 26 November 2015 [1.8 MB PDF]
 2 Jun 2017Investigation information release IIR17-06Excavator cabin detaches and falls [621.1 KB PDF]
 2 Jun 2017Investigation information release IIR17-05Fatality at Perilya Southern Operations [306.6 KB PDF]
 12 May 2017Safety Alert SA17-05Hand injured by fall of drill rods [254.6 KB PDF]
 11 May 2017Safety Bulletin SB17-04Uninterruptable power supply installations at mines [365.7 KB PDF]
 10 May 2017Safety Alert SA17-04Synthetic fibre sling fails [1.1 MB PDF]
  3 May 2017Investigation information release IIR17-04Fatality in underground metalliferous mine [603.6 KB PDF]
 20 Apr 2017Safety Alert SA17-03Pneumatic Air Tool Fitting Fails [177.5 KB PDF]
 22 Mar 2017Investigation information release IIR17-03Coal workers' mixed dust pneumoconiosis [300.9 KB PDF]
 21 Mar 2017Safety Bulletin SB17-03Rocks breach catch bund [323.5 KB PDF]
 21 Mar 2017Safety Alert SA17-02Fall from height risk [379.1 KB PDF]
 20 Mar 2017Investigation information release IIR17-02Rockfall at Northparkes Mines [573.9 KB PDF]
 10 Mar 2017Regulatory Investigation Report RIR17-01Fatality at Ridgeway Mine on 6 September 2015[3.6 MB PDF]
 14 Feb 2017Investigation information release IIR17 01Light vehicle collides with mine entry gate [540.7 KB PDF]
 20 Jan 2017Safety Bulletin SB17-02Mines and preparing for fires [189.3 KB PDF]
 20 Jan 2017Safety Alert SA17-01Gas outburst on longwall face [262.2 KB PDF]
 9 Jan 2017Safety Bulletin SB17-01Industry reports more truck rollover incidents [153.8 KB PDF]