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hydraulic ladder fatality

Coal mining company fined $210K over worker death

A Western Australian coal mining company operating was today fined $210,000 and ordered to pay $23,000 in costs after a worker suffered a fatal injury after being crushed with a hydraulic ladder when...

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Mineworker crushed by hydraulic stairs – again!

Another mineworker has been crushed by a hydraulic staircase on a dozer after regulators found that a range of issues associated with wiring modifications that resulted in an unexpected staircase...

Hydraulic access ladders on mining excavator was the cause of death of a mine worker in WA. Golding Contractors at Baralaba North will investigate access ladders

Hazards of hydraulic access ladders

The death of a mine worker at Baralaba North Coal mine has highlighted the potential hazards of hydraulic access ladders on mining plant. While the investigation into the death of Jack Gerdes at the...

operator crushed to death

Incident review | Face shovel operator crushed to death

Back in April 2018, the tragic death of a face shovel operator at Griffin Coal’s Ewington site in Collie highlighted inherent risks with hydraulic access ladders, when an operator was crushed...