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Serious injury: Fingers fractured after impact

Summary: A deputy suffered two fractured fingers after being hit with a conveyor stringer. The deputy was trying to remove a centre conveyor idler with the conveyor stringer. The deputy was pivoting...

Dangerous incident: Fire on Ejector Truck

Summary: A fire occurred on an ejector truck that was travelling underground in the main decline. The operator activated the onboard fire suppression, which extinguished the fire. Recommendations to...

MinEx starts rolling out more NZ regional workshops

More MinEx workshops – designed to help you manage risks in your operation – are now confirmed to run, with some acknowledged support from WorkSafe. The first is Wednesday 13 June – Palmerston North...

Serious injury – Fractured Finger & Ligament Damage

Summary: A worker suffered a fractured finger and ligament damage in the process of relocating a roof support cylinder.  A monorail transport system was being used to move the cylinder when the...

Dangerous Incident – Reaming Cutter Head Fell

Summary: During raise bore operations of a 5 m diameter shaft, a rod string broke. The reaming cutter head fell 198 m onto a muck pile. No-go zones and barricading were in place (as per the mine’s...

Safety Alert – Rock drill hits right leg

A worker was part of a three-man team, using an air leg drill. The worker was securing the BTE foot piece when he noticed the shoulder of the bench they were working on start to crumble. He shouted...

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