Dangerous incident – Rock Bolt Fell 16m

Summary: A rock bolt fell 16 m from the headworks of a winder onto a pedestrian walkway. A bolt was protruding from the skip when it caught a guard and was ejected onto the platform before falling to the ground.

Recommendations to industry: Guarding around areas where material is transferred should be able to contain ejected items. Catch points can pivot and eject items above guarding if not enclosed.

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