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Dangerous incident: Haul Trucks

Haul trucks were being loaded by a front-end loader. One truck reversed into another truck that was moving forward. No one was reported to be injured. Recommendations to industry: Mine operators...

Articulated truck rollovers occur every 2 months…

On average, an articulated dump truck / water truck rollover occurs every 2 months and of the 64 incidents reported since 2006: • 37% occurred whilst vehicles were reversing—riding up over uneven...

Safety Alert – Close Call Accident

On 13/3/2018, a front end loader operator was constructing an embankment to detour material away from the water supply. While backing up, the front end loader backed over top of the roadway berm...

Safety Alert: Fire in drive shaft of dump truck

While travelling down a haul road, a small fire started in the drive shaft of a dump truck. The driver of the truck traveling behind asked the driver to pull over and advised the driver that there...

Kimberly Clark - Heat Stress

Working in heat: Not just an outdoor problem

It may be cooling down outside, but workers subject to hot conditions are still at risk in an indoor environment. Hospitality workers in kitchens, factory workers who use hot machinery, and...

Fatigue & Dehydration: Two sides of the same coin

By Kaitlyn Bruschi, Corporate Bodies International Dehydration and fatigue are significant risks within the mining industry, both having considerable impacts on health and safety parameters within...

Serious Injury: Broken Wrist

Summary: A fitter suffered an injury to his right hand, including a broken wrist and possible tendon damage when a transport cradle associated with a downhole hammer rig fell. The rig had been...

Serious Injury: Compound Finger Fracture

Summary:  A surface drill was being packed up. At the time, there were stilsons attached to a cylinder that had no device to stop them falling over. They fell onto a control panel and the operator’s...

Dangerous Incident: Coal Burst

Summary: A coal burst was reported on a longwall face. No injuries were reported, however a worker was reported to be in the vicinity of where the event occurred. About 20 kg of coal product was...

AMSJ Spring 2018