Mining is a dangerous vocation, underground mining in particular. Safety is a concern for any miner, and the machines they use play a very important role in keeping them safe. That is why the companies in this industry spend a lot of money on safety equipment to make sure their employees do not come to harm. Underground mining is more dangerous than surface mining, so the amount of equipment they spend on is much more.

While the most dreaded aspect of a mine is the risk of cave-ins, the fact is that underground mines are the safest places to work. This is because of the mining technology being used. Here are some of the things that make underground mining safer.


Automation means that the machines do a lot of the work, and the number of workers is reduced. We have come a long way since the first fully automated mine in 1885. In an automated mine, all the tasks are carried out by machines, with the exception of the driving and control of the machines, and all the grading, loading, and sorting are done by machines, and no manual labor is used. This saves on the number of workers; it also means the mine can operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And all this is possible with the help of good mining software.

Use data

Tech companies specializing in the mining industry such as Newtrax has advanced to the point where we can now predict the frequency of cave-ins and other dangers and use this data to make mining safer. There are many factors to take into consideration when mining, and it’s important to be aware of the dangers that come with mining. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up costing the industry a lot of money. Mining is not only a dangerous job; it’s an expensive one. In the last ten years, over 1000 people have lost their lives in mining accidents. Miners are always working in a dangerous environment, and they need to be aware of the dangers they face while they’re underground. And this is where important data from systems like Newtrax can be used to make better decisions for workers’ safety.

Collision avoidance system

Mining has always been a dangerous job. Especially underground mining, where there is no way of knowing what’s under your feet. When operating heavy machinery, the slightest error can cause death or serious injury. That is why in underground mining, it is of the utmost importance to make sure that nobody gets hurt. Collision avoidance systems are a relatively new technology that is used to help miners avoid dangerous situations. Using human detection and machine vision, these systems can help miners see and avoid hazards.

Boosts productivity 

Mining is one of the most dangerous and dirty jobs in the world. What if there was a way to make it safer? There is. The secret lies in mining technology. Mining companies are constantly looking for ways to improve the productivity of their mines by reducing the number of accidents and deaths. Underground mining equipment is a good example of how mining technology can boost productivity.

Underground mining is done through mining shafts that are dug vertically and horizontally. The miners are left to work in cramped spaces. The alternative to this is the use of latest technology self-propelled modular vehicles (SPMVs). These vehicles are small, self-powered, and can be used in underground mining operations. They are equipped with 4-wheel drive, which makes them highly efficient. The SPMVs can also be linked and used in a line. They are used to transport miners and ore. Due to the specific nature of their operations, these vehicles are controlled through remote control.