Significant dangerous incident

A 25 m length of conveyor gantry that was suspended 30 m in the air collapsed. The gantry collapse caused damage to other areas along the length of the conveyor. It was about two to three years old. The conveyor passed over a roadway on the site.

Recommendations to industry: Structural integrity audits should be conducted as required. Mine operators should have plans in place if failures of this nature impact on public infrastructure, including train lines and roads.

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