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Safety Alert – Articulated truck rollovers (update)

This supersedes Safety Bulletin 170 from the Queensland Government of the same name issued on April 3 2018. On average, an articulated dump truck / water truck rollover occurs every 2 months and of...

Safety Alert – Welding machine incidents

What happened? Incident 1: At a coal mine site two coal mine workers suffered electric shocks from an engine driven welding machine. Incident 2: Over a 24 hour period, five industrial blower fans...

Safety Alert – Serious Blast Hole Accident

On March 24, 2018, two miners were using a man-lift to charge (load) blast holes with non-electric blasting caps, 8-grain boosters and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) blasting agent. During the...

Safety Alert – Fall of ground traps worker

An excavator operator was doing some stripping work on overburden benches, when he noticed loose material falling from the face behind him. He decided to evacuate the area, and while moving back past...

Community Engagement in the Onshore Resource Sector

By Professor Samantha Hepburn – Director, Centre for Energy and Natural Resource Law   Spectacular increases in global energy demand over the last few decades have prompted a corresponding...

Dangerous Incident – Fire on Surface Drill

Summary: A surface drill was operating when a small fire occurred. The fire was controlled using a hand-held extinguisher. An investigation identified two hydraulic hoses had rubbed through...

Dangerous Incident – Fire Visible on Truck

Summary: Two haul trucks were passing each other when one operator noticed a flame underneath the other truck. He notified the operator and immediately parked up. The fire was extinguished using a...

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