Mine Operations

The mine is now fully operational but this brings with it a host of new challenges, none more pressing than safety. Technological improvements have reduced the number of Lost Time Incidents (LTIs) and fatalities dramatically for both open pit and underground mines but the practice remains fraught with danger. Heavy machinery manufacturers are developing increasingly autonomous and more fuel-efficient dozers, shovels and loaders that protect both the workforce and the surrounding environment.

All of the latest designs will be showcased in this chapter and thought will be given to what more can be done to make mines in Mexico more sustainable, safe and productive. Operators will explain the challenges and innovative solutions they are implementing to optimize these processes, while leading equipment providers describe how they are staying ahead of the pack and constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in mine operations.