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Drill rig breaches highwall windrow

A drill rig at an open cut coal mine trammed over and through a highwall windrow resulting in the machine straddling the windrow with one track suspended over the edge of the highwall. During the...

Komatsu Rutherford wins safety award

Komatsu Rutherford, in New South Wales, has won a safety award for building equipment that is safer for its workers. The company won the ICare June Aware safety award for mechanising a process  that...

Dangerous incident: rib fell into a work area

Two pieces of rib fell into a work area on a continuous miner while a worker was roof bolting. One worker was installing roof bolts on the right-hand side of the miner when a piece of rib (1 m long x...

Dangerous incident: loader rolled

A multi-terrain skid-steer loader rolled onto its side.  The machine had crested a windrow and turned. Recommendations to industry: Stand-off distances between face equipment must be clearly defined...

Dangerous incident: drill rig

A drill rig breached a windrow adjacent to the edge of a 50 m highwall. It was reported the drill operator was focused on positioning the machine at the time and was unaware of the drill’s...

Underground mine fire initiates emergency response

A 60 tonne underground mine dump truck caught fire, blocking a main decline and contaminating the ventilation in the mine. This resulted in an emergency evacuation and mines rescue response. The...

NZ: MinEx health and safety workshops

MinEx health and safety workshops Both workshops in Invercargill are now full. However, if there’s enough interest we will put on a third, so please get in contact asap if you would like to...

Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/00958 Summary: A haul truck was parked up and shutdown due to rain. The operator remained in the cab. After about an hour, the truck rolled forward 30 to 40 metres...

Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/00982 Summary: A large, steel component fell from a truck while being secured. The truck driver was on the opposite side of the vehicle at the time. Recommendations...

Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/00993 Summary: A rubber-tyred dozer was damaged when a rock fell from a highwall. The dozer was working underneath the pre-split high wall conducting clean-up work for...

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