Dangerous incident: Small Fire

Summary: A small fire was reported on a contractor’s shotcrete machine. The fire occurred in the electrical (24 volt) componentry on the left-hand side of the machine and was extinguished using the aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). There was minimal damage to the machine and nobody was injured.

Recommendations to industry: All mine operators should review their procedures associated with the introduction to site of contractor’s equipment. All contractors should review how their equipment is maintained in a compliant state.

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