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Dozer rolls on side at NSW mine

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A dozer rolled on its; side at a NSW mine

In the week ending 4th January 2019, the NSW Resources Regulator recorded 73 reportable incidents. In one of this week’s near-miss events, a dozer rolls onto its side while operating on a coal stockpile, at night, in light rain.

According to reports from the NSW Resources Regulator, the coal was sticky at the time of the incident. The dozer operator was about one metre from the edge of a 6.6-metre drop when coal slumped, rolling the dozer. The worker was not injured.

The Regulator has advised operators that when working at night, work areas must be inspected, and potential hazards must be identified and communicated to relevant workers. The nature of wet and sticky material on stockpiles should be considered when establishing work procedures.

Image: NSW Resources Regulator Incident

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