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Dangerous incident – Hydraulic Oil Incident

Summary: An operator was hit with a stream of hydraulic oil while installing a roof bolt from a continuous miner. The operator was transported to hospital but was cleared of a fluid injection injury...

Dangerous incident – Haul Truck Collision

Summary: A collision occurred between two haul trucks.  One truck reversed into the other. There were no injuries but one truck was damaged. Recommendations to industry: Mines should review Safety...

Dangerous Incident – Crane Hoist Rope Failure

Summary:  While lifting a 4-tonne spider cap on a primary crusher, a 10-tonne overhead crane hoist rope failed. Recommendations to industry: Lifting procedures must include checks of safety devices...

Innovation in Mine Safety

In the mining and resources industries, safety is an obvious priority, and every year there are brand new innovative products that help sites become safer by using them. Innovation doesn’t only come...

Updates to dangerous goods safety regulations

The department has developed an information sheet that summarises the amendments to the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 and the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of...

Safety Alert – Splicing Conveyor Belts

Since January 26, 2017, there have been four miners fatally injured when performing work around conveyor belts in underground coal mines. Two fatalities involved miners crossing the belt and the...

Safety Alert – Articulated truck rollovers (update)

This supersedes Safety Bulletin 170 from the Queensland Government of the same name issued on April 3 2018. On average, an articulated dump truck / water truck rollover occurs every 2 months and of...

Safety Alert – Control of ERZ Controller (Deputy) keys

What happened? Unauthorised coal mine workers (CMWs) have, on occasions, been found with gas monitor bypass keys they were not authorised to hold. These keys are colloquially known as A9 or ‘Deputy...

Safety Alert – Welding machine incidents

What happened? Incident 1: At a coal mine site two coal mine workers suffered electric shocks from an engine driven welding machine. Incident 2: Over a 24 hour period, five industrial blower fans...

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