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Dangerous incident: truck rolled

Summary: An operator drove a truck out of the pit and in the process of turning the truck around, the truck rolled over. No injuries were reported. Recommendations to industry: Trucks should be...

Dangerous incident: truck rear body rolled

Summary: An articulated dump truck rear body rolled onto its side. The operator began tipping a load of rock and saw in his mirror that the second row right hand wheel was coming off the ground. The...

Serious injury: haul truck

Summary: A haul truck reversed into a dozer when the truck was backing up. Tyre positions 5 and 6 of the haul truck hit the dozer on the ripper box causing minimal damage. The haul truck operator did...

WA miners urged to guard against heat stress

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has issued a reminder on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures on WA mine sites and remote areas. DMIRS director Andrew Chaplyn...

Report into incident: serious head lacerations

The NSW Resources Regulator has published its findings and recommendations in a report into an incident in which a load haul dump (LHD) operator suffered serious head lacerations. The then 24-year...

How to protect, clean and store height safety gear

Harnesses and other height safety gear should be cleaned regularly to minimise odour build-up, increase service life and remove any potentially degrading materials. And it is not appropriate to soak...

Construction company sentenced for fall from height

WorkSafe New Zealand is reminding workplaces to ensure their workers are using their health and safety equipment correctly. This comment follows the sentencing of McKee-Fehl Constructors Limited...

Shocking fatality statistics in the WA mining industry

The mining industry in Western Australia has come a long way. While some of that is thanks to strict health and safety regulation, a lot of it can also be contributed to the use of remote-controlled...

Report into deaths at NSW Coalfiends, 2014

At 9.05 pm on 15 April 2014, James Mitchell (49) and Phillip Grant (35) died when a major rib/sidewall pressure burst occurred in a longwall development roadway (known as a gate road) during mining...

Front-end loader hit by a train

On July 24, 2017, a front-end loader was hit by a train while crossing the railroad tracks. The miner was uninjured and the front-end loader remained upright. Best Practices • Install signage and...

Dangerous incident:product conveyor

Summary: Repairs were being carried out on a product conveyor. A hot splice was completed earlier in the day with the belt technician finalising the splice using a 180 mm polisher with a tungsten...

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