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Serious injury report

Summary: An electrician involved in the installation of a water treatment plant was rolling cable off a drum and wedged his left arm between the rear of the ute tray and the drum. His arm was broken...

Serious Accident Alert

On June 28, 2017, a miner was overcome by vapors following a hazardous waste spill from a tanker trailer. The hazardous material spilled from the top of the tanker around a damaged agitator seal. The...

Report into serious injury, Mannering Colliery

At 1.40 pm on 22 January 2016, an operator was driving a load haul dump (LHD) vehicle in an underground roadway at Mannering Colliery when a damaged roof support strap entered the open cab and hit...

Correct equipment should be available and used

Industries need to be supplying their workers with the correct equipment to do the job safely. The message comes after Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited was sentenced last week in the Christchurch...

Coal mine worker struck by coal from a longwall face

8 coal mine workers (CMWs) in Queensland underground coal mines were injured while engaged in strata control activities on the face side of the Armoured Face Conveyor (AFC). The injuries...

Unearthing the potential of autonomous mining

Every year, well over a million people are killed in road traffic accidents. In almost all cases, these deaths occur due to crashes where human error was a significant factor. And while technology...

Dangerous incident: small fire

Summary: A small fire was reported on an excavator left hand engine. The operator noticed the fire on IR camera screen, shut down the engine and put the fire out with a hand-held extinguisher. There...

Dangerous incident: fire

Summary: A fire occurred on a collapsed conveyor return idler on the main truck belt in an underground coal mine. The outbye deputy smelled smoke and went with another deputy to identify the source...

Dangerous incident: load hall dump

Summary: A load hall dump (LHD) vehicle, was preparing to dump a load of shot-fired roof material at a nominated surface dump. The LHD travelled up a ramp and turned into the dump site, placing the...

Dangerous incident: dozer trammed

Summary: A dozer was trammed up a rill between two benches with a height difference of approximately 4 m. Upon reaching the crest of the rill, the operator steered the dozer to the left as it drove...

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