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Dangerous incident: drill rig

A drill rig breached a windrow adjacent to the edge of a 50 m highwall. It was reported the drill operator was focused on positioning the machine at the time and was unaware of the drill’s...

Underground mine fire initiates emergency response

A 60 tonne underground mine dump truck caught fire, blocking a main decline and contaminating the ventilation in the mine. This resulted in an emergency evacuation and mines rescue response. The...

NZ: MinEx health and safety workshops

MinEx health and safety workshops Both workshops in Invercargill are now full. However, if there’s enough interest we will put on a third, so please get in contact asap if you would like to...

Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/00958 Summary: A haul truck was parked up and shutdown due to rain. The operator remained in the cab. After about an hour, the truck rolled forward 30 to 40 metres...

Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/00982 Summary: A large, steel component fell from a truck while being secured. The truck driver was on the opposite side of the vehicle at the time. Recommendations...

Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/00993 Summary: A rubber-tyred dozer was damaged when a rock fell from a highwall. The dozer was working underneath the pre-split high wall conducting clean-up work for...

Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/00994 Summary: A dozer was damaged when it reversed into an excavator bucket. The dozer was ripping the floor for the excavator when it reversed as the excavator...

Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/00998 Summary: An unplanned movement occurred when three longwall roof supports advanced after automation was activated. The automation parameters were incorrectly...

Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01023 Summary:The windscreen of a loader smashed when a rock hit it. An excavator was operating at the top of a face casting material in a single pass down four benches...

Dangerous Incident Report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01028 Summary: A light vehicle rolled after contacting a light vehicle bund. The driver reported having a microsleep while returning to the muster area at the end of...