The International Mining Fatality Review was initially prepared by Russell Noon, a University of Wollongong engineering student. Russell undertook industrial experience with NSW DPI during the 2003/2004 summer break.

The International Mining Fatality Review was updated in 2008 by Patrick MacNeill, also a University of Wollongong mining engineering student, who undertook industrial experience with NSW DPI during the 2007/2008 break.

The aim of the project is to compile an extensive database of mining-related fatalities resulting in a fatality comparison across the world. Mines, equipment hirers and equipment manufacturers can use this statistical data in risk management systems to improve safety.

Where possible, the International Mining Fatality Review has also been integrated with I&I NSW Mechanical Design Guidelines (MDGs). A series of tables outlining fatalities that relate to each MDG have been created and include details of each incident as well as any recommendations.

The data and information in the International Mining Fatality Review and its accompanying publications is the work of Russell and Patrick and has not undergone detailed review by other NSW DPI officers. NSW DPI acknowledges there may be alternative interpretations to some of the categories selected by the authors. The content has not been updated since publication in April 2008, so will not include recent events.

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International Mining Fatality Review report [601.0 KB PDF] Dec 2014
International Mining Fatality Review [6.4 MB file Sep 2014
International Mining Fatality Review using Excel database [195.6 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Graphic data from fatality database [111.0 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Free steered vehicles fatal incidents [61.6 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Locomotive fatal incidents [86.8 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Cranes and lifting fatal incidents [83.4 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Shuttle car fatal incidents [46.7 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Winder and rope fatal incidents [27.4 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Truck and loaders fatal incidents [340.5 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Continuous miner fatal incidents [105.8 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Air compressors fatal incidents [16.5 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Cutting and welding fatal incidents [36.6 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Stockpile fatal incidents [26.8 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Feeder breakers and crusher fatal incidents [41.9 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Drill rig fatal incidents [93.5 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Brake failure fatal incidents [65.8 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Energy isolation fatal incidents [228.2 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Fluid powered systems fatal incidents [32.8 KB PDF] Sep 2014
Graphic-Data-from-Fatality-Database.XLS [138.5 KB ms_excel_document Dec 2010