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Electrical Safety – Use of reclosers on mine sites

Electrical inspectors of mines are still asked if reclosers may be used to control and protect high voltage (HV) electrical equipment and HV overhead distribution powerlines located on mine sites...

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: A truck-mounted crane was to be used to assist with a repair to a shroud on the bucket of an excavator. While preparing the crane, the procedure was not followed correctly. This, in turn...

SERIOUS INJURY REPORT

Summary: An operator was in a man basket recovering ventilation tubes. As the operator was breaking the tubes for a new auxiliary fan location the operator removed the chain and pulled the tubes...

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: A Cat 777 service cart skidded while travelling down the main pit access ramp. It veered to the right across the grade and then rolled over. A watercart operator had previously watered the...

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: The handrail of a dozer was damaged when hit by an excavator bucket. The dozer was cleaning up on the off side of the excavator and moved within the swing radius of the excavator without...

dangerous incident

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: A light vehicle made contact with an integrated tool carrier and the wall of a mine. As the vehicle approached the accident scene, the driver applied the brake but the vehicle did not...

SERIOUS INJURY REPORT

Summary: A worker suffered a fluid injection injury when a hose fitting on a high pressure wash down wand failed. The hose whipped around and the person was hit on the chest and the left forearm with...

dangerous incident

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: A fire was reported on a water cart. The water cart was under a water fill point when the operator noticed the fire. The operator initiated the onboard suppression system to put out the fire...

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: A steel prop used to help support a steel cross beam in a belt roadway fell. The steel prop had been set into the floor but the floor was brushed about a week previously. There were mine...

dangerous incident

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: During roadworks, an excavator was shaping windrows on a haul road ramp. The worker requested additional material to fill a gap. A haul truck reversed to about three metres from the...

dangerous incident

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: An empty truck (previously containing ammonium nitrate) leaving a site had a raised rear trailer while travelling on an exit road. The trailer made contact with a tunnel on the access road...

dangerous incident

DANGEROUS INCIDENT REPORT

Summary: An alarm was activated on the dashboard of a new truck on a mine site. A worker parked the truck and proceeded to notify the supervisor. A fitter of an oncoming shift went to check out the...

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