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CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY HELPS GOLD RUSH TEAM COMPETE

Chances are, if you mention the phrase “gold rush” to anyone associated with the mining industry, they’ll know you’re talking about the most popular show on the Discovery channel, cable TV’s #1...

Dangerous incident: skip bin

Summary: A telehandler operated by a sub-contractor was transporting a skip bin containing scrap timber in the coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) construction area. The telehandler made...

Dangerous incident: truck rolled

Summary: The night shift operator of a haul truck identified a number of alarms sounding in the driver’s cabin during the commencement of their shift. To reset the truck the operator went to the main...

Dangerous incident: dislodged

Summary: During the process of changing a drill bit, a drill rig operator stepped out of the cab and noticed the dust collector was full. The operator stepped back into the cab and switched from...

Dangerous incident: unit cap struck worker

Summary: A worker was taking a sample from a cyclone unit on an exploration drill rig when a noise was heard. The unit cap struck the worker after it was ejected from a small air receiver mounted at...

Dangerous incident 

Summary: The operator of a dump truck detected a hot tyre-like smell. After the tyre fitter checked all tyres with a heat gun the smell remained. The mobile plant fitter was about to check the...

Dangerous incident: damage to windscreen

Summary: A new worker operating a loader was cleaning up under a conveyor belt after receiving verbal instructions from a trainer. While cleaning up, the loader made contact with the conveyor...

Dangerous incident: coalburst

Summary: A coalburst was reported on a longwall between shields 92-107. About 50 tonnes of coal was ejected. The shearer was cutting from the maingate to the tailgate. The majority of the ejected...

Dangerous incident: flammable gas ignited

Summary: While a contract driller was drilling a pit pattern in an open cut coal mine, a flammable gas ignited within the drill hole. The fire propagated from the hole to the front hydraulic system...

Dangerous incident: high voltage plug

Summary: While travelling through a traffic light area a person transport vehicle made contact with a high voltage plug. Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review how planned tasks...

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