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Community Engagement in the Onshore Resource Sector

By Professor Samantha Hepburn – Director, Centre for Energy and Natural Resource Law   Spectacular increases in global energy demand over the last few decades have prompted a corresponding...

Dangerous Incident – Fire on Surface Drill

Summary: A surface drill was operating when a small fire occurred. The fire was controlled using a hand-held extinguisher. An investigation identified two hydraulic hoses had rubbed through...

Dangerous Incident – Fire Visible on Truck

Summary: Two haul trucks were passing each other when one operator noticed a flame underneath the other truck. He notified the operator and immediately parked up. The fire was extinguished using a...

Dangerous Incident – Fire on Haul Truck

Summary: A haul truck driver was alerted by a dozer driver that there was a fire visible on the truck. The truck driver stopped, applied the emergency stop and activated the fire suppression system...

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Serious injury – Metal Fragments Embedded in Arm

Summary: While cutting a shearer stable for maintenance, the tailgate cutting drum of a longwall shearer made contact with a flipper on the roof support. This resulted in a pick tip from the tailgate...

Serious injury – Crush Injuries to Arm

Summary: A worker suffered crush injuries and bruising to his arm when he was removing pipework in an elevated work platform (EWP). The pipe he was undoing suddenly released and fell, hitting his arm...

Dangerous incident – Slow Moving Collision

Summary: A collision occurred between a slow-moving haul truck that was passing a stationary grader between the right-hand side of both machines. Seeing the collision about to occur, the grader...

Serious injury: Finger Crushed

Summary: A worker’s finger was crushed when he attempted to dislodge a rock on a conveyor belt.
Recommendations to industry: Equipment should be provided to workers that is correct for each given task

AMSJ Spring 2018