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Serious Injury – Broken finger

Summary: A worker was loading a belt structure into a basket when their right middle finger was caught between the basket and the belt structure. Colleagues applied first aid and took the worker to...

Serious injury – Worker Hit by Rolling Vehicle

Summary: A worker was hit on the leg and knocked to the ground when a vehicle rolled backwards. The worker was walking and using a mobile phone at the time of the incident. The worker was taken to...

Safety Alert: Excavator brings down powerlines

An excavator was working approx. 50 m from powerlines loading out from a stockpile. While tracking under the 11kv powerline to another stockpile, the boom contacted the overhead powerlines. This...

Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar

The NSW Resources Regulator is seeking experienced and enthusiastic presenters for the annual Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar on 7 and 8 November 2018 at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney. The...

Dangerous Incident: Drill Cowling Ripped Off

Summary: One drill rig was stationary and drilling. A second drill rig was travelling forward to pass the stationary drill rig. Its offside front engine cowling was open. As it passed the stationary...

Dangerous incident: Weather Station Damaged

Summary: Two workers were calibrating a weather station and were lowering the mast. The mast has a pivot point (5 metres off the ground) to allow access to the equipment. One of the supporting wires...

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