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Category - MINING INCIDENTS AND ALERTS

Cable drums

Unsecured cable drum falls, kills worker

A loose wire spool unexpectedly toppled, fatally crushing an employee. Authorities recently investigated how a 2.3 metre wide cable drum detached from two steel stands and killed a worker at an...

Gas filled chamber death

Worker collapses, dies in poorly ventilated space

An employee suffered a deadly fall in suffocating conditions. A 3.8 metre deep chamber had inadequate and untested air circulation when a crew member fatally collapsed. Authorities recently examined...

Dozer ute accident

Heavy vehicle operator runs over ute blocking its path

A mine worker learnt the hard way not to park in a way that prevents other vehicles from entering and exiting. An operator recently thought it was a good idea to park his utility vehicle less than 30...

Diesel pump roof collapse

Mine roof collapses onto Qld coal worker

A structure unexpectedly fell onto a resources employee. Authorities recently investigated a collapse at an undisclosed Queensland coal operation. A pick and carry crane tried to relocate roof...

Mine slurry pipe death

Metal pipe fatally strikes resources employee

A mine worker died shortly after coming into contact with a heavy conduit. Authorities recently examined how a crew member became fatally struck by a pipe at an undisclosed mine on 1 March 2024...

Truck mixer accident

Speeding ‘auto pilot’ driver writes off truck

A distracted, lead-footed operator caused his employer’s heavy vehicle to become a total loss. Authorities recently examined why an employee drove into oncoming traffic and wrote off a loaded...

Bus door

Heavy vehicle door fatally crushes operator

A driver passed away while exiting a large transporter. Authorities recently examined circumstances leading up to an operator being trapped and killed by a bus door. Investigators suspect the worker...