Of Mine Skips and Cages: Risk Management Tips for Mining Managers

Last March 18-19, 2014, Lockton Companies Inc., the world’s largest privately held insurance brokerage firm, hosted the 2014 North American Mining Summit to discuss the growing risk management demands of the mining industry. The gathering aimed to give attendees a broad view of the areas of risk and opportunity for risk minimization in their respective mining fields.
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Mine Personnel Cages: Engineered for Safe and Reliable Underground Operations

Many occupations today put employees at higher risks of personal injury than other types of work. Jobs in the mining industry are a good example. Every day, miners experience work situations that, if not dealt with properly, could place them in more danger than the average worker will never endure. Reliable and safe equipment is, therefore, important for industries such as mining where worker health and welfare are always a top priority.
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Well-designed Mine Rail Cars Help Improve Safety in Underground Mines

Mining began in Canada 200 years ago but only became a full-grown industry in the last half century as the government began to fully support mineral exploration. Since then, the mining industry has created employment for thousands of Canadians and contributes a huge portion to the country’s annual gross domestic product and international trade.
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Mine Rail Cars Improve Hauling Efficiency in Mines

Mining is key to Canada’s rapid development in the last century. Today, one in every ten Canadian jobs are linked to mining and its products, with the industry also contributing billions of dollars to Canadian Gross Domestic Product and taxes every year. Thanks to continuous advances in mining methods, this contribution is increasing.
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Modern Mine Cages Improve Industry Safety and Efficiency

The mining industry is often criticized for its impact on workers’ safety. While this may be the case in many parts of the world, it’s a different story in Canada. This country’s mining industry has had a positive effect on the economy and on society. Besides giving jobs to over 360,000 workers, the industry has been instrumental in opening up many remote Canadian regions. It also contributes approximately five percent to the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product. Today, as mining continues to evolve in Canada, so do workplace standards that improve both the safety of employees and the efficiency of underground operations.
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Mine Cages are Indispensable for Deep Mining Operations

Mining operations have changed so much since the early days as modern technologies and equipment now allow miners to efficiently and safely extract minerals they need from the depths of the earth. A feature on Gizmodo detailed one of the deepest gold mine shafts in the world, the Mponeng mine in South Africa, and how the facility uses specialized equipment in its operations. One part of the article cited impressive facts about the mine, elaborating on its scale: Read more