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  • A loaded truck emerges from the underground mine portal at Roseberry.

    MMG installs driver fatigue alert system

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 29, 2023

    Mining company installs Hexagon’s operator alert system to monitor for signs of fatigue at underground mine in Tasmania. To enhance the safety of mining truck operators carrying out repetitive tasks over long shifts, global base metals miner MMG Ltd. had Hexagon's MineProtect Operator Alertness System installed in 11 underground trucks at its Roseberry zinc-lead-copper-gold-silver mine in Tasmania, Australia. "Our number one value is we always think safety first, and nothing i...

  • An underground miner checks an electronic tablet at Hecla’s Greens Creek Mine.

    New mining tech enhances safety, ESG

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    The last few years have seen big industries' social accountability come to the fore, with growing pressure to engage more holistically with the workforce, local communities, and environmental concerns. Evolving from this, a new business model of corporate performance has arrived in boardrooms, comprising a trifecta of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) responsibilities. Keeping pace is the mining industry's collective push to be more sustainable and accountable,... Full story

  • Ontario Mine Rescue captain with safety gear and digital tablet.

    An Ontario Mine Rescue software upgrade

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Despite being home to one of the safest mining sectors in the world, Ontario is always looking for innovative ideas "to ensure that those who work in Ontario's mines come home healthy and safe at the end of every shift." Toward this goal, Ontario Mine Rescue has entered into a multi-year partnership with Dräger Canada and Focus FS to deploy next-generation mine rescue technology to more than 30 mines in the province. "This partnership demonstrates everyone's commitment to... Full story

  • Hexagon Mining Fatigue Science MineProtect portfolio Readi platform

    Hexagon, Fatigue Science tackle mine safety

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Hexagon Mining Inc. has signed a partnership with Fatigue Science to improve its MineProtect safety portfolio to increase the safety and wellbeing of mining employees. Hexagon and Fatigue Science are at the forefront of innovation to help mines increase output and prevent accidents caused by fatigue or distracted operators of vehicles and equipment. The partnership signifies the completion of a 360-degree safety management platform – providing complete, end-to-end v...

  • Ericsson Sigma Connectivity Mobilaris 5G IoT Industry 4.0 safety sensor device

    5G companion device for mining safety

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Ericsson, in partnership with Sigma Connectivity and Mobilaris, has presented the future of workforce safety with the revolutionary combination of 5G and cellular internet of things technology designed to watch your back and every other direction all at once. Leveraging Ericsson's latest cellular IoT design, Mobilaris has provided Industry 4.0 users with 5G-ready devices that monitor and deliver real-time positioning of people, vehicles, and moving assets within a mining opera...

  • Gold Fields Tarkwa Mine Ghana Hexagon MineProtect Andrew Crose Alfred Baku

    Extra layer of safety at Gold Fields mine

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Gold Fields' Tarkwa Mine in Ghana is safer thanks to collision avoidance and operator alertness systems developed by Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. "This will augment our existing safety management system as it serves as an additional layer of safety intervention to help prevent injuries and fatalities, as well as equipment damage," said Executive Vice President and Head of Gold Fields West Africa Alfred Baku. Hexagon's mining...