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NSWRR: Mining dangerous incident report

Mining Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01367

A mining dangerous incident has occurred. Summary: An excavator rolled onto its side when the ground gave way under the right-hand track. At the time, the excavator was digging a sump for water due to a ‘hot shot’. The cab door was open at the time.
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Recommendations to industry: When working near heat- affected ground, the ground stability needs to be considered when preparing a safe work procedure. When a risk of roll over exists, additional controls must be implemented to minimise the risk including set back distances, further pad construction and use of alternative machines.

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