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Crawler utility vehicle runaway

Tracked utility vehicles rollaway

The NSW Resources Regulator has recently received two notifications where tracked utility type vehicles have lost motion control and rolled, uncontrolled, down a gradient. Figure 2 Morooka MST-3000VD...

dump truck incident

Dump truck incident at open cut coal mine

The dump truck incident on an open cut coal mine has been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator. The operator of a dump truck smelled smoke in the cabin, activated the emergency stop button and...

roof fall incident at underground coal mine

Roof fall incident at underground coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a roof fall incident at an underground coal mine. According to the report, a roof fall, approximately six metres long, measuring the full width of the drive...

Collision between an excavator and dozer

Collision between an excavator and a dozer

The NSW Resources Regulator has published an investigation report into a collision between an excavator and a dozer at Maules Creek Mine on 26 May 2021. Figure 2 According to the report, a dozer was...

bratt falls

Worker suffers injury after brattice falls

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an underground coal mine worker suffered soft tissue injuries after piece of the roof of the coal mine fell off. A continuous miner driver was standing at the...

silver lake

Fatality at Silver Lake underground mine

Silver Lake Resources underground operations at an Eastern Goldfields mine in WA has been suspended after the death of a contractor on Thursday morning (10 June 2021). Silver Lake Resources Limited...

Fatal incident

Worker struck by light vehicle at quarry

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fatal incident at a quarry. A 23-year-old contract worker was working at West WyalongQuarry when he was struck by a light vehicle resulting in fatal...

Building failures during severe weather events

Building failures during severe weather events

According to safety report from Queensland Coal Inspectorate, recently several coal mines experienced severe weather events characterised by very high wind gusts, hail and heavy rain. The storms...

excavator and dozer collision

Excavator and dozer collision

The NSW Resources Regulator has released an excavator and dozer collision incident that occurred at an open cut coal mine. An excavator collided with a dozer causing significant damage to the cabin...

Dragline boom incident

Dragline Boom Point Sheaves Fall to Ground

Queensland Coal Inspectorate has issued a safety alert following a major structural failure of the boom point sheaves on a BE1370 dragline, which allowed the sheave assembly to fall from the boom...