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vehicle roll backwards

Vehicle rolls backwards at exploration site

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that a vehicle rolled backwards at an exploration site. According to the report, the operator of a 20 tonne tracked support vehicle sustained...

coal mine worker injury

Incident involving super large bore inflator adaptors

Queensland Mines Inspectorate has released a worker who has injured at a coal mine. On 25 August 2020 a Coal Mine Worker (CMW) was deflating an ultra-class rear dump truck tyre using a super large...

hydraulic injection

Potential hydraulic injection for worker

MinEX NZ has released a safety alert regarding a potential hydraulic injection injury. A mobile plant operator and a fellow worker were in the process of starting the plant when a small oil leak was...

air isolation failure

Failure to isolate compressed air

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that occurred at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, during the commissioning of a new water line, the end cap was being undone in...

mineworker fall from height

Worker seriously injured after falling from roof

WorkSafe Queensland has released a safety alert regarding a worker who suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately six metres through a roof after walking on an old skylight panel that had...

Worker seriously injured by ejected object

Worker seriously injured by ejected object

The NSW Resources Regulator has released investigation information regarding a worker who was struck by the pin as it was ejected resulting in a compound fracture to his right lower leg at Lynwood...

A service truck overturned

A service truck overturned at open cut coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a truck incident that occurred at an open cut coal mine. A service truck overturned when the operator lost control of the vehicle while descending a ramp. The...

Excavator INCIDENT

Excavator rollover incidents

INCIDENT 2 WorkSafe New Zealand has published a safety alert that highlights the serious health and safety risks involved when operating excavators. In the last 18 months, there were five excavator...

gold field south deep gold mine

Miner killed in accident at Gold Fields South Deep

Gold Fields announced on Tuesday (13 April 2021) that an employee at its South Deep gold mine in South Africa lost his life in a mining incident. Shaft timberman Vumile Mgcine, aged 46, succumbed...

A worker received an electric shock at metals processing

Electric shock for worker during metals processing

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an electric shock incident occurred during metals processing activities. According to the report, a worker received an electric shock from a metal ring...

worker injured at Open cut coal mine

Fitter receives severe injury at open-cut coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident where a mine fitter received severe injuries at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, a maintenance fitter received a severe laceration...