Summary: A fire was reported on a water cart. The water cart was under a water fill point when the operator noticed the fire. The operator initiated the onboard suppression system to put out the fire and then used a hand-held extinguisher on a section that was giving off smoke.
Recommendations to industry:

  • The fire appears to have been caused by hydraulic oil making contact with hot exhaust components. There was a hose failure from rubbing abrasion.
  • Mine maintenance personnel should be vigilant when conducting inspections to inspect hoses for evidence of rubbing and abrasion or missing clamps or fixings.

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