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apprentice electric shock

Mining apprentice electrician receives shock

An apprentice and the supervising electrician this past week received a dangerous electric shock while re-terminating an electric supply line in an electrical cabinet.  According to information, the...

Dozer incident

Dozer contacts 6.6kV electrical cable

NSW Resources Regulator has reported that a dozer came into contact with electrical equipment at an open cut coal mine in NSW.

arc flash

Arc Flash urgent reminder across industry

The arc flash risks of working on live electrical equipment have been well known throughout the mining and general industry for many years, yet too many incidents still occur with tragic consequences...

mining incident electric shock

Driller receives electric shock | Mining Incident

into the electric shock iIn another reported dangerous mining incident in the last week,  a driller suffered an electric shock but did not sustain any serious injury. According to the New South Wales...

Electrical Safety – Use of reclosers on mine sites

Electrical inspectors of mines are still asked if reclosers may be used to control and protect high voltage (HV) electrical equipment and HV overhead distribution powerlines located on mine sites...

Arc flash incident injures worker

A worker received minor flash burns to his body after working on a low-voltage motor control centre, according to a Department of Mines and Petroleum significant incident report. The June incident...

Contractor fined $60,000 for arc flash incident

Crushing Services International has been fined $60,000 following an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in the Pilbara. On November 9, 2013, CSI electrician Daniel...

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