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Cable drums

Unsecured cable drum falls, kills worker

A loose wire spool unexpectedly toppled, fatally crushing an employee. Authorities recently investigated how a 2.3 metre wide cable drum detached from two steel stands and killed a worker at an...

Victory Minerals

Underground worker dies in mine collapse

An employee passed away after a subterranean operation caved in. Authorities are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a crew member at Victory Minerals’ Mount Clear mine...

Runaway wheel

Runaway 2 tonne wheel falls off the back of a truck

Unsecured heavy vehicle parts slid off a trailer and rolled away. Authorities recently investigated how a 200 kilo drill head, and 2.7-tonne tyre and rim, unexpectedly exited a truck on the way to an...

Coal mine excavator incident

Heavy vehicle operator buried alive at coal mine

A resources employee became covered in tonnes of material at an operation. A Komatsu PC350 excavator operator was recently buried alive at an undisclosed open-cut coal mine. The worker had tried to...