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Dangerous incident – Impact to Excavator Windscreen

Summary: Pasture harrows hit the windscreen of an excavator. The harrows became caught on buried geo-fabric and when the excavator was slewed, a chain broke and the harrows hit the windscreen of the...

Mining company fined for worker’s death

A mining company in New Zealand has been sentenced following the death of a worker in July 2016. The company’s representatives arrived in Tauranga District Court for sentencing in March and a...

Serious injury – Laceration to Lower Back

Incident date: 2 April 2018 Event: Serious injury at open cut coal mine Location: Werris Creek No 2 Coal Mine, Werris Creek NSW Overview A worker suffered a serious laceration on his lower back when...

Safety Alert – Too many ADT rollovers

In recent weeks there have been a number of rollovers involving articulated dump trucks (ADTs). These typically occur when tipping or travelling with excessive speed while loaded. In the NZ...

Serious injury – Truck Collision

Incident date: 21 April 2018 Event: Serious injury at open cut coal mine Location: Maules Creek Mine, Maules Creek NSW Overview A worker suffered serious injuries when the service truck he was...

Safety Alert – Hand caught in conveyor

A worker locked out the plant prior to removing area guards and hosing under the plant. The operator restarted the plant after completing the clean-up and detected an unusual noise around a conveyor...

Life-saving electrical compliance app

QuickSafety will soon launch its electrical safety compliance software after completing BlueChilli’s accelerator program and raising over $400,000 in pre-seed funding, and will address a life...

AMSJ Spring 2018