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Dangerous Incident A fully loaded dump truck lost control on a haul road with the truck’s front wheels going through a windrow. The windrow stopped the truck from going over a 10m drop-off to a small...

Safety Incident Report

High potential incident A shaft winder at an underground mine tripped. It was initially attributed to a communications fault as a result of a flat battery. In the process of arranging a battery...

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Weekly incident summary

Weekly incident summary   Reportable incidents total: 40 Summarised incidents: 6 Incidents of note for which operators should consider the comments provided and determine if action needs to be...

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DID YOU KNOW: Fatalities

Over the five years from 2007–08 to 2011–12, 36 Mining workers died from work-related injuries—21 of which involved a vehicle. The total number of deaths equates to 3.84 fatalities per 100 000...

Worker exposure to diesel exhaust emissions

The WHS (M&PS) Regulation requires a mine operator of an underground mine to ensure that the concentration of diesel emissions in the general body of air in the areas in which people work or...

Truck loses control

A fully loaded dump truck lost control on a haul road with the truck’s front wheels going through a windrow. The windrow stopped the truck from going over a 10m drop-off to a small berm and a further...

Dangerous incident- drill rig

While running in drill rods on a drill rig in an underground metal mine, a driller saw a flame appear, then disappear out of the drill rod. The flame was about 30cm, bright orange and lasted for...

High potential incident

A shaft winder at an underground mine tripped. It was initially attributed to a communications fault as a result of a flat battery. In the process of arranging a battery change out, it was identified...

Worker’s thumb severed during winching operation

During a rigging up operation on a coal seam gas lease, a skid holding a shipping container had been unloaded from the back of a truck using a truck mounted winch. While trying to realign the skid, a...

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