Suspected burglar dies

(Video updated)Hamilton Police say a suspected burglar died after injuring himself on broken glass during two attempted break-ins on the east mountain early Tuesday morning.Police say a 23-year-old man first broke into a home on Lilacside Drive by going head first through a window. An 86-year-old woman who lives in the home confronted the man and was cut with a knife.The man fled the home and the woman ran to a neighbour’s house. She was treated at hospital, but has since been released.

Mining Indaba has new Managing Director

first_imgInvesting in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment event, has appointed Alex Grose as Managing Director of Mining Indaba, effective October 10. Formerly commercial director at Capacity Media (a division of Euromoney, the parent company of Mining Indaba) Grose will succeed Jonathan Moore who is leaving the event after nearly nine years at its helm.Jonathan Moore, who will leave to pursue a new career path with a US consumer brand, said, “Alex will be joining Mining Indaba at a great point in its history with what is arguably the best events teams in the business. His experience in the planning, execution, and launch of global events will be a fantastic complement to the team. The Mining Indaba has a sound strategy and one that is gaining significant traction in the market. Preparation for the 2017 conference is at an extremely advanced stage and I have no doubt that February in Cape Town will be the best Mining Indaba yet.”In his seven years with Capacity, Grose has spearheaded the launch of events on five continents. “I am extremely excited and honoured to be taking on the role of Managing Director of Mining Indaba. I am quite impressed with the changes that are in development for next year and look forward to being part of the team that delivers another outstanding event in 2017.”last_img read more

Teck goes for RCT teleremote solution at Coal Mountain in British Columbia

first_imgRCT’s ControlMaster® Teleremote solution has been selected by Canada’s largest diversified mining company, Teck Resources, for use at one of its steelmaking coal operations in British Columbia’s Elk Valley region.The ControlMaster Teleremote solutions were installed on a Cat D11T dozer and a Cat 390D hydraulic excavator, operating at the open-pit steelmaking coal truck and shovel operation at Teck’s Coal Mountain Operations.The technology supports safe production at the operation, as equipment can be operated remotely in areas that are deemed unsafe for human operators, RCT says. The solutions also help increase productivity and profitability on site.RCT, which recently announced a broadening of its automation offering, integrated a communication network into the Teck’s existing wireless network to facilitate the remote functions of the machines. In addition, the RCT Custom department played a part in the project as it was the first excavator of this model the company has completed an install on.RCT’s VP of Business Development for Canada, Vern Deveau, said the solution provided to Teck met the client’s requirements and operators were impressed with the custom teleremote solutions.In addition, RCT’s solutions “effortlessly connected” to Coal Mountain’s network infrastructure, making the remote features seamless, he said.The project and training were delivered ahead of schedule with positive feedback received from Teck staff on site, RCT added. Customer support will be provided locally by RCT’s Ontario branch, which will carry out servicing and any support required by Teck going forward.RCT says Teck is also assessing the viability of implementing the same technology at other operations.Teck’s Coal Mountain Operations produces metallurgical coal, which it exports by sea to the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. The current annual production capacities of the mine and preparation plant are approximately 2.7-3.5 Mt of clean coal, respectively, Teck says.last_img read more