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Incident | Scraper Rollover

Scraper Rollover

The Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate has reported an incident where a scraper has rolled over on surface mine.

A loaded scraper has rolled onto its side when endeavouring to traverse from a lower level bench up onto a higher level bench.

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The report showed that the operator was not injured in this incident.

Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate’s recommendations:

Site Senior Executives

  • Ensure that mobile equipment must be only operated within the OEM’s specifications, e.g. crossfall and gradient.

The senior position responsible for overburden removal within the management structure

  • Where required access ramps should be installed to allow for the safe movement of equipment.

Coal mine workers

  • Work area inspections checking for hazards must be conducted by supervisors, open cut examiners and coal mine workers prior to work commencing.

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AMSJ Nov 2021