Mining is a high-risk industry and operations are often remotely located and difficult to reach. When incidents occur, deep seam workings are especially inaccessible, making inspection, rehabilitation and recovery very challenging. While the safety of employees is a number one priority, mining operators focus on quickly restoring production to avoid long term losses. Opencast, open pit and deep seam mines each have their specific claim exposures, but risk areas common to all types include extraction activities, surface and underground processing equipment, civil engineering works and transportation systems and equipment.
Integra has a wealth of knowledge and a long track record in the handling of small, medium and large-scale mining losses of a technically complex nature. Our loss adjusters have first hand experience of material damage events, the exposures resulting from interruptions to mining and the need to explore every possible mitigation opportunity. We have worked extensively across mineral, coal, precious and semi-precious metal ore extraction claims.
Claims Handling Protocol for mining losses
Integra participated in developing the Claims Handling Protocol for mining losses and is a founding member of the Mining Insurance Group. Our approach to mining claims always follows the fundamental principles of the protocol. In every case we aim to manage the claim within a collaborative and consensual environment.