Equipment Failures

A truck transporting mining machinery recently lost control of its payload, scattering some 350 tons of steel structures across an Australian highway.

An international equipment reliability controversy has arisen, this week, in the oil and gas sector as Australian firms have decided to continue offshore drilling operations despite suggestions that faulty machinery may put projects, and the environment, in peril.

A community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, is reeling this week after an equipment malfunction at a preparations plant left one coal miner dead and another injured.

The safety record of the Russian mining industry has been called into question after several casualties were reported this week at a site 750 miles northeast of Moscow.

Follow a detailed investigation into an equipment malfunction that seriously injured an employee, authorities have charged a Canadian minerals company with violating maintenance best practices and creating an unsafe work environment.