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Sydney crane smash could have been fatal

MUA: Crane collapse in Sydney could have been fatal.

From SBS in Australia:

A metal wire which snapped from a collapsed crane on Sydney Harbour could have killed someone when it flung across to land and hit Luna Park’s iconic face entrance, the Maritime Union of Australia says.

The 220-tonne purpose-built crane, which sits […]


BHP gets thumbs up for $10bn potash play

BHP Billiton’s proposed $US10 billion ($9.7bn)-plus diversification into the global bulk fertilizers market through the development of its Jansen potash project in Canada has received a seal of approval from Goldman Sachs.

In a report that looks at the 10 major themes likely to emerge in the minerals space, Goldman identifies potash as the commodity […]