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A fitter was injured when a suspension link pin struck him following lancing

Learnings from suspension link pin incident

The NSW Resources Regulator has released a number of learnings from an incident involving a suspension link pin that ejected and struck a fitter (resulting in hospitalisation) following lancing (See...

mineworker's thumb was lacerated by a grouting pump

Mineworker’s thumb lacerated in grouting pump

A mineworker’s thumb has been lacerated by a grouting pump during grouting works at an underground mine. The NSW Regulator reported that an underground mine worker was grouting 8-metre cable...

Dozer lost traction over grade

Dozer loses traction over grade

The NSW Regulator has confirmed a high potential incident occurred when a dozer lost traction after a push over a grade. In a release today the Regulator said that “an operating dozer has...

Downing in a dozer

Drowning in a dozer

While open cut miners are familiar with working around sumps in mines, very few operators may consider the potential scenarios of drowning in a dozer. The reality of an operator drowning in a dozer...

mine incident - operators hair ripped out by borer - risks of entanglement highlighted

Mine Incident | Operator’s hair ripped out by borer

In a mine incident, this past week an operator’s hair was ripped out following entanglement with a handheld borer. The incident highlights the risks of entanglement of clothing and body parts...

mine worker had his foot caught in a scavenger conveyour and sustained extensive injuries

Workers foot caught in scavenger conveyor

A man had to be taken to hospital after his foot was caught in a scavenger conveyor at Appin mine this week. The worker was transported to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery. South32 has...

truck rolls from bench in quarry highlighting quarry safety concerns

Man dies as truck rolls from bench

A quarry work has died following a horrific accident at a Perth quarry when his truck has rolled from a bench yesterday morning. Western Australian Police have confirmed that the man in his 40s has...