Maptek gives sight to underground miners

Australian-based Maptek has launched VisionV2X: a reliable, underground safety detection system aligned with global safety guidelines. “The Maptek proximity awareness system has underground safety as the key objective. It can be fitted to any vehicle across a mixed manufacturer fleet that is commonly deployed in underground mines,” said Maptek CEO Eduardo Coloma. At the heart of VisionV2X is a simple,…

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Cerro Lindo back online after site flooding

Nexa Resources has resumed operations at the Cerro Lindo polymetallic operation in the Chavín District, Chincha Province, Peru, after recent heavy rains left the mine flooded. The Luxembourg-based miner said March 28 that road access has been restored, though some drainage systems are still being repaired. The plant is currently operating according to the company’s production plan, 17,000 tonnes per…

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DRC copper mine orders Trafo mini substations

Trafo Power Solutions has received an order from a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for nearly 50 of its mini substations with dry-type transformers. MD David Claassen said the growing operation is owned by a large operator, though it did not identify the customer or the financial details. The customer’s specifications for the mini substations vary…

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Normet growing SmartDrive BEV equipment line

Normet has added three new machines to its SmartDrive battery-electric equipment portfolio. The trip includes the Utilift MF 330 SD, the Utilift MF 540 SD and the Utimec MF 100 Material SD; the first two are ideal for lifting and installations, and the third has been designed for material transport. Normet SmartDrive architecture combined with Normet’s proven personnel lifting system…

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Harmony Gold confirms newest mine fatality

Harmony Gold, which has had a number of miner deaths this year across its portfolio, has confirmed a new fatality at its Doornkop mine near Soweto, Gauteng province, South Africa. A shaft-related incident occurred on Oct. 13, though the company did not disclose the victim’s identity or additional details. “We are deeply concerned about the unfortunate incidents at our mines…

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Proposed MSHA Rule Targets Mobile Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a proposed rule requiring mine operators that employ six or more miners to develop a written safety program for mobile equipment and powered haulage equipment (except belt conveyors) used at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines. The written safety program would include actions mine operators would…

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