Category - Machinery

Dipper bucket door

Heavy machinery crushes, kills coal worker

A resources employee passed away after plant and equipment mangled him. Authorities recently examined how earthmoving machinery fatally crushed a maintenance worker at an undisclosed mine. “A...

Wash plant death

Heavy equipment crushes resources employee to death

Mineral processing machinery killed a worker. Authorities recently examined how an employee became fatally injured at an undisclosed operation. Investigators revealed the crew member had tried to...

Dozer death

Mining boss dies after failing to brake

A resources decision-maker became fatally crushed due to not using his heavy vehicle’s stopping device. Jimmy Wooten Senior died shortly after a 2018 Komatsu D65PX-18 accidentally ran over him...

Coal mine excavator incident

Heavy machinery fatally strikes worker

A machine tragically hit and killed an employee. Authorities recently investigated how a worker became fatally struck by an excavator. WorkSafe is examining circumstances surrounding the incident...

Coal mine excavator incident

Heavy vehicle operator buried alive at coal mine

A resources employee became covered in tonnes of material at an operation. A Komatsu PC350 excavator operator was recently buried alive at an undisclosed open-cut coal mine. The worker had tried to...

Beaconsfield mine break in

Mine repeatedly robbed despite high security

Opportunists broke into a mining operation after surveillance equipment was fitted. Authorities recently investigated a robbery that caused extensive damage to NQ Minerals’ Beaconsfield mine. A...

Harmony workers

Industry mourns mine operator fatality

Colleagues and loved ones are reeling from an underground worker’s death. An operator became the fourth workplace fatality this financial year at Harmony Gold Mining Company’s Tshepong...

Mobile crane

Employee killed after trying to avoid vehicle

A machine operator died while attempting to navigate around a car parked at a work site. Authorities recently examined circumstances surrounding a worker who was fatally electrocuted in September...

Queensland light vehicle accidents

Qld heavy machines collide, run over utes

Heavy mobile equipment (HME) operators crashed into and severely damaged multiple light vehicles at Queensland mines. Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) recently investigated two high...

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