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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

fall from height

Rigger falls from height

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fall from height incident. A rigger had completed lift activities and was dismounting a scaffold. While climbing onto the ladder, the rigger ducked under a...

Cirlock Lockout Tagout

A Culture of Lockout/Tagout use – we must have it

Many accidents or ‘near misses’ can be prevented if all companies were to implement and use proper lockout / tagout procedures. We must encourage the development of a ‘lockout culture’ or ‘lockout...

Mining Truck

Driving down fall-ish behaviour from vehicles

Falls from heights cause serious injuries. Data from SafeWork SA in 2020 identified that falls from trucks resulted in 18 serious injuries. Falls from height remain a high risk in Australian...

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Three month suspension of high-risk work licence

A three-month suspension has followed an immediate suspension of a high-risk work licence class C1 (slewing mobile crane with capacity up to 100 tonnes) following a crane tip over on a construction...

AMSJ Winter 2021 MREC