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Dangerous incident – Operator Arm Trapped

Summary: An operator on a continuous miner had his arm trapped between the rib protection and a rib bolter. A piece of rib 0.5 metre wide by 2.8 metre high slumped down under the bolting platform...

Dangerous Incident – Articulated Dump Truck Rolled

Summary: An articulated dump truck has rolled. The truck was tipping its load when the incident occurred. Recommendations to industry: Areas where vehicles are raising a load should be monitored for...

Dangerous incident – Articulated Water Cart Hit Tree

Summary: An articulated water cart hit a tree. The operator exited the machine, it then rolled forward 10 metres into the tree. Recommendations to industry: The principal hazard management plan for...

Dangerous Incident – Vehicle Collision

Summary: A service truck and front-end loader collided.  The truck entered the loader’s work area and incorrectly anticipated the loader movements.  No positive communication was conducted...

Dangerous incident – Miner Driver Injured

Summary: A continuous miner driver was hit in the back and knocked over by rib spall. He was found by another operator. Poor ribs had been identified but had not been barred down. Recommendations to...

Dangerous incident – Dog Trailer Rolled

Summary: A dog trailer rolled over while tipping gravel on site. As the truck moved forward, the trailer wheels went over soft ground and the trailer rolled onto its right-hand side. Recommendations...

Creating strong minds in hard hats

Resource Minds, a social and emotional wellbeing program for all mine sites Do you have a mental health and suicide prevention program on your site? Is it well-intentioned but ad hoc? Do you have...

The Evolving Landscape: Vehicle Modifications

In just over 10 years the vehicle modification industry has undergone quite a transformation. Driven initially buy legislative reform and corporate policy requirement for additional safety products...

AMSJ Spring 2018