Mine safety

Safety reminder for alluvial miners

Small Scale Mining branch manager, Sydor Utaeo, reminded the miners of this following a recent death at Koranga Mining area.

Utaeo said miners’ failure to observe mining safety laws, even in small scale mining operations, can lead to such tragedy.

He stressed that the Mining Safety Act 1977 applies to all mining operations in the country, including Wau.

Mine safety, the ultimate objective

This is the motto acknowledged by workers and most importantly, safety officers, at the Newcrest mine at Lihir, New Ireland Province. 

Health and safety superintendent, Leo Kola, said this during his presentation of a review into the safety of employees of the mine.

During the recent mining and petroleum conference, he said safety is the utmost objective that is observed by workers at the mine site.