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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...

dangerous incident

Serious Injury Report

A deputy has stepped into a pumping auger hole while hanging a pump line along the rib. The auger hole was below the surface of the water and was not visible. The hole was about 300 mm in diameter...

Dangerous incident: pump

Summary: As a worker was attempting to lift a pump that was fitted with a wire safety cage surrounding it, the pump moved sidewards and cut through the worker’s glove resulting in a laceration to his...

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