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Correct equipment should be available and used

Industries need to be supplying their workers with the correct equipment to do the job safely. The message comes after Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited was sentenced last week in the Christchurch...

goonyella riverside miner dies in arc gouging incident

Coal mine worker struck by coal from a longwall face

8 coal mine workers (CMWs) in Queensland underground coal mines were injured while engaged in strata control activities on the face side of the Armoured Face Conveyor (AFC). The injuries...

Unearthing the potential of autonomous mining

Every year, well over a million people are killed in road traffic accidents. In almost all cases, these deaths occur due to crashes where human error was a significant factor. And while technology...

Dangerous incident: small fire

Summary: A small fire was reported on an excavator left hand engine. The operator noticed the fire on IR camera screen, shut down the engine and put the fire out with a hand-held extinguisher. There...

Dangerous incident: fire

Summary: A fire occurred on a collapsed conveyor return idler on the main truck belt in an underground coal mine. The outbye deputy smelled smoke and went with another deputy to identify the source...

Dangerous incident: load hall dump

Summary: A load hall dump (LHD) vehicle, was preparing to dump a load of shot-fired roof material at a nominated surface dump. The LHD travelled up a ramp and turned into the dump site, placing the...

Dangerous incident: dozer trammed

Summary: A dozer was trammed up a rill between two benches with a height difference of approximately 4 m. Upon reaching the crest of the rill, the operator steered the dozer to the left as it drove...

Dangerous incident: mining truck

Summary: Two fitters were changing a strut on a mining truck. After completing the work, they began replacing the hub. It was unsecured during this process and came loose. The hub struck one fitter...

Dangerous incident: truck rolled

Summary: An operator drove a truck out of the pit and in the process of turning the truck around, the truck rolled over. No injuries were reported. Recommendations to industry: Trucks should be...

Dangerous incident: truck rear body rolled

Summary: An articulated dump truck rear body rolled onto its side. The operator began tipping a load of rock and saw in his mirror that the second row right hand wheel was coming off the ground. The...

Serious injury: haul truck

Summary: A haul truck reversed into a dozer when the truck was backing up. Tyre positions 5 and 6 of the haul truck hit the dozer on the ripper box causing minimal damage. The haul truck operator did...