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Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01069 Summary: A worker’s finger was crushed while installing a 6 metre cable bolt. The worker was removing a 4 metre drill string when the gripper jaws failed to hold...

Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01074 Summary: A tradesman had the fourth finger on his left hand amputated while preparing a mobile crusher for transport with co-workers. One worker was undoing a nut...

Dangerous incident report – Rollover

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01088 Summary: A service truck rolled while leaving a mine site.  At a right-hand bend on a gravel road, the driver swerved, lost control and the truck tipped on its...

High potential incident report

High potential incident | SinNot 2018/01095 Summary: During a routine service on a load haul dump vehicle, the machine failed to shut down on low scrubber water. An investigation found the safety...

Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01099 Summary: A rib failure occurred, striking two workers. One worker suffered several fractures on his right femur and a fractured vertebra in his back...

Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01106 Summary: A worker suffered a finger injury that required stitches. While installing support with an air track bolter, a timber jack was lowered and a butterfly...

Windrow management and demarcation

The Resources Regulator NSW has seen an increase in notifiable incidents related to equipment breaching windrows. Windrow breaches place operators at serious risk. These incidents have occurred at...

Rib failures in underground coal mines

The NSW Resources Regulator has been notified of several recent incidents in which strata failure, particularly rib failures, have resulted in mine workers being placed at risk. Investigation After...

Drill rig breaches highwall windrow

A drill rig at an open cut coal mine trammed over and through a highwall windrow resulting in the machine straddling the windrow with one track suspended over the edge of the highwall. During the...

AMSJ Spring 2018