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.

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
PDF, 150.26 KB
[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 2018 Safety Alert SA18-04 Workers withdrawn after methane frictional ignition [157KB PDF]
21 March 2018 Safety Bulletin SB18-03 Diesel exhaust filters in underground coal mines [61KB PDF]
2 Feb 2018 Investigation Information Release IIR18-01 Fatality at Glendell mine [148.8KB PDF]
1 Feb 2018 Safety Alert SA18-03 Two workers suffer serious fluid injection injuries in separate incidents [97.4KB PDF]
29 Jan 2018 Safety Alert SA18-02 Loader loses brakes and crashes at bottom of wall [107KB PDF]
17 Jan 2018 Safety Alert SA18-01 Potentially dangerous mechanical components on opal mine materials handling hoists [66.5KB PDF]
17 Jan 2018 Safety Bulletin SB18-02 Mines and preparing for fire [101.5KB PDF]
2 Jan 2018 Safety Bulletin SB18-01 Wireless operated hazard reduction devices for welding machines [66.5KB PDF]
18 Dec 2017 Causal investigation n/a Causal investigation: Underground conveyor equipment incident puts workers at risk [3.0MB PDF]
27 Nov 2017 Causal investigation n/a Causal investigation: Catastrophic engine failure in an underground coal mine [834KB PDF]
27 Nov 2017 Investigation report n/a Investigation report into the serious injury of a mine worker at Sibelco Sand plant on 1 Feb 2016 [5.5MB PDF]
24 Nov 2017 Safety Bulletin SB17-07 Air quantities for underground diesel engines in coal mines [51.9KB PDF]
9 Nov 2017 Investigation report n/a Report into the serious injury of an operator at Mannering Colliery, Doyalson, NSW on 22 January 2016 [4.0MB PDF]
16 Oct 2017 Safety Bulletin SB17-06 Safety helmets - effective working life [77.1KB PDF]
11 Oct 2017 Investigation information release IIR17-13 Final investigation report into fatality [55KB PDF]
20 Sept 2017 Investigation information release IIR17-12 Causal investigation: unintended movement of conveyor tail end unit [197.3KB PDF]
 13 Sept 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-10 Response times of gas detectors  [54.8 KB PDF]
 8 Sept 2017 Safety Bulletin  SB17-05 Reuse of removable filters on explosion protected diesel engines  [66.6 KB PDF]
 25 Aug 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-11 Causal investigation into catastrophic engine failure - preliminary report  [156.4 KB PDF]
 23 Aug 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-10  Mt Arthur serious injury fire  [167.2 KB PDF]
 11 Aug 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-09 Catastrophic engine failure  [299.2 KB PDF]
 31 Jul 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-08 Flyrock incident at open cut coal mine  [223.9 KB PDF]
 26 Jul 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-09 Longwall faces: safe access and emergency exits  [367.6 KB PDF]
 20 Jul 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-08 Lack of Pillar Support  [558.2 KB PDF]
 23 Jun 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-07 Non-compliant gas monitors  [249.5 KB PDF]
 19 Jun 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-07 Fatality on the surface of an underground coal mine  [891.3 KB PDF]
 9 Jun 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-06 Flameproof alternators  [55.3 KB PDF]
 2 Jun 2017 Regulatory Investigation Report  RIR17-02 Incident involving a worker at Ulan West Operations on 26 November 2015  [1.8 MB PDF]
 2 Jun 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-06 Excavator cabin detaches and falls  [621.1 KB PDF]
 2 Jun 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-05 Fatality at Perilya Southern Operations  [306.6 KB PDF]
 12 May 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-05 Hand injured by fall of drill rods  [254.6 KB PDF]
 11 May 2017 Safety Bulletin  SB17-04 Uninterruptable power supply installations at mines  [365.7 KB PDF]
 10 May 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-04 Synthetic fibre sling fails  [1.1 MB PDF]
  3 May 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-04 Fatality in underground metalliferous mine  [603.6 KB PDF]
 20 Apr 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-03 Pneumatic Air Tool Fitting Fails  [177.5 KB PDF]
 22 Mar 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-03 Coal workers' mixed dust pneumoconiosis  [300.9 KB PDF]
 21 Mar 2017 Safety Bulletin  SB17-03 Rocks breach catch bund  [323.5 KB PDF]
 21 Mar 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-02 Fall from height risk  [379.1 KB PDF]
 20 Mar 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17-02 Rockfall at Northparkes Mines  [573.9 KB PDF]
 10 Mar 2017 Regulatory Investigation Report  RIR17-01 Fatality at Ridgeway Mine on 6 September 2015 [3.6 MB PDF]
 14 Feb 2017 Investigation information release  IIR17 01 Light vehicle collides with mine entry gate  [540.7 KB PDF]
 20 Jan 2017 Safety Bulletin  SB17-02 Mines and preparing for fires  [189.3 KB PDF]
 20 Jan 2017 Safety Alert  SA17-01 Gas outburst on longwall face  [262.2 KB PDF]
 9 Jan 2017 Safety Bulletin  SB17-01 Industry reports more truck rollover incidents  [153.8 KB PDF]