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Water blaster gun

Exploding tool sends worker to emergency room

An employee became hospitalised after hired equipment detonated during use. An operator required urgent medical attention after his trailerised water blaster exploded. The force was so great he lost...

Jaw crusher barring steel

Fast-moving projectile strikes worker in the head

An underground employee literally copped a mouthful after mine equipment suddenly ejected a large shrapnel piece. Authorities recently examined exactly what caused barring steel to fly out of a jaw...

Raw water tank failure

Collapse damages mine equipment, injures worker

A mining operation reported a structural failure that battered machinery and hurt one employee. A raw water tank recently failed at a Queensland coal mine, releasing large volumes of water across the...

Fail safe brake interlocks

Malfunctioning fail-safe brake hospitalises worker

Authorities are investigating how a mine employee became injured despite safeguards in place. Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) wants to know exactly how a runaway, light vehicle recently...

Light vehicle pedestrian accident

Multi-vehicle collision pins coal worker

A mine employee might consider buying a lotto ticket after being fortunate enough to walk away from a pile-up accident. One coal worker was recently sandwiched between utility vehicles at an...

Bulldozer

Wrong step sends worker to emergency department

An employee learnt the hard way to take greater care when exiting machinery. One operator was recently hospitalised with serious injuries after falling from his dozer. The worker had finished...

Mount Isa Mines aerial

Mining giant accused of inflicting brain damage

A multinational resources company was sued for allegedly damaging a vital human organ in northwest Queensland. Glencore is defending Brisbane ­Supreme Court allegations that a toddler developed brain...

Underground rock fall

Rockfall hospitalises mine worker despite wearing PPE

Headwear likely prevented an underground fatality but one employee still required urgent medical attention. A blasting worker recently became hospitalised after multiple rocks fell about 3.5 metres...

AMSJ April 2022