Inventive miners help improve mine safety

international-mining-logoMine workers have been recognised for their innovations to help improve safety on Queensland (Australia) mine sites. BMA Coal’s Gregory Crinum mine took the 2009 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Innovations Award for a safety guard to prevent falls onto exposed longwall miner conveyor belts. And, in a clean sweep, BMA’s Saraji mine won the people’s choice awards for its feeder blockage removal device. The device enables blockages under coal stockpile feeders to be cleared remotely, taking workers out of harm’s way. (more…)

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