Dangerous Incident: Fire in Dozer Engine Bay

Summary: The operator of a dozer was alerted to a fire on the left hand side of the engine bay by the dragline operator. The dozer operator activated the onboard fire suppression system, which extinguished the fire and he left the dozer without incident.

Recommendations to industry:

Mine operators are reminded to review:
mechanical protection of fluid conductors (hoses) of fuels or oils
rubbing and abrasion of cables and fluid conductors
clamps and fixings of cables and fluid conductors
segregation and separation of mechanical services and electric cables and devices
location of and value of maximum surface temperature
location of fire suppression activation points
fire risk assessment
compliance with Australian Standard 5062:2016 – Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment.

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