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Serious Incident: Worker hurt from fall down ladder

On February 12, 2018, a plant operator was assisting another miner in removing a head pulley. While ascending a 12-foot step ladder, the victim’s foot slipped and he slid down the ladder. The victim...

Safety Alert: Tyre explosion from over-inflation

A worker was instructed to inflate a tyre to 140psi from its pre-inflated pressure of 30psi using nitrogen. The digital gauge offered a choice between psi and bar (1 bar = 14.5psi) and was set to bar...

SENSING A SERIOUS PROBLEM

Imagine you’re a miner. Working long hours, deep underground, in physically demanding conditions. What you do requires concentration and focus – instead you’re tired and you have a couple of niggling...

Serious injury

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...

Thailand: Jade Miners Killed in Landslides

At least four jade prospectors have been killed and dozens are reportedly missing after a waste pile collapsed in jade-rich Hpakant on Friday night. The collapse happened around 10:45 p.m., while...

dehydration

Incident Report into mining dehydration death, 2017

Earlier in 2018 we reported on a DMIRS investigation into the death of a field technician in the Pilbara due to dehydration. As summer approaches quickly, we’d be well reminded that dehydration...

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