AMSJ » News

News

Dangerous incident: Dam Wall Failure

Summary: A section of the dam wall for a large tailings storage facility at a metalliferous mine failed, resulting in tailings material slumping through the failed section.  The slumped material was...

Serious Injury: Rolled Ankle

Summary: During a pre-operational inspection of a haul truck, an operator rolled an ankle while walking over the truck park-up hump. The worker attended hospital for assessment and treatment...

Dangerous incident: Small Flame

Summary: Workers noticed a loss of air pressure from a mobile air compressor and smelled smoke. When they lifted the covers of the compressor, a small flame was found above the starter motor. This...

Dangerous incident: CO2 alarm

Summary: During the process of trimming and supporting after a shot, the roof came in releasing gas. Workers smelled carbon dioxide (CO2) and the gas monitor on the miner alarmed (1.25% methane)...

Dangerous incident: Shoulder Injury

Summary: During the process of preparing to grout a nitrogen hole drill casing, a casing fell to the floor. The casing hit a bolter handle, breaking it off. An operator was holding the handle at the...

Dangerous incident: Truck impacted stationary vehicle

Summary: Haul trucks were parking in a designated park-up area. The trucks had to be reverse parked into each bay before the operators could disembark. Four trucks were parked successfully by driving...

Dangerous incident: Rock fall cracks windscreen

Summary: While a face loader was loading haul trucks, some rocks rolled out of the back of the bucket resulting in one rock hitting the face loader windscreen on the bottom left hand corner (from the...

Serious injury: Crushed finger amputated

Summary: A worker was standing on the walkway of a mobile jaw crusher spotting for an excavator driver who was loading material into a hopper. The worker saw a possible blockage occurring and moved...

Dangerous incident: A troop carrier rolled away

Summary: A troop carrier rolled away from a lighting plant park-up area. The vehicle travelled about 200 metres before hitting a centre dividing bund at an intersection and then rolled over. No one...

Dangerous incident: High Pressure Water Gun Incident

Summary: A worker was cleaning the under body of an excavator with a 3000 psi high pressure water gun. While repositioning himself, the gun trigger was inadvertently activated, spraying the worker...

Serious injury: Fractured Eye Socket

Summary: A worker cleaning a washery sump was hit in the face with mud/slurry from a hose under pressure. The worker suffered a fractured eye socket. Recommendations to industry: Mine operators and...

AMSJ Spring 2018