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haul truck caught on fire

Incident | Haul truck engine fire

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident of a haul truck engine fire in an underground metals mine. According to the report, while driving to the surface park up area, approximately 100...

fuel cart

Fire incident from fuel cart refuelling

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dangerous fire incident that occurred in an open cut coal mine.  According to the report, a fuel cart was refuelling a drill rig when a cracked fuel tank...

haul truck burns on a ramp at a nsw mine

Haul truck burns on ramp

A haul truck has burned on a ramp from at a NSW mine. The NSW Resources Regulator reported that about 2 am while driving an empty haul truck down a ramp, a driver had to shut down the truck due to a...

mobile plant drive shaft fire from driveshaft failure

Fires from drive shafts gains focus of regulator

A range of mobile plant and equipment fires stemming from universal joints and drive shafts has drawn the attention of a mining safety regulator. The NSW Resources Regulator has issued a safety...

haul truck destroyed by fire at NSW mine

Fire destroys haul truck

Another plant fire has destroyed a haul truck at an open cut coal mine. Plant and equipment fires at mines across Australia is a concerning trend with a regulator urging mining maintainers to...

excavtor fire at thiess mount arthur mine

Excavator fire following return from service

The NSW Resources Regulator has released preliminary information on the Liebherr 996 excavator fire that reportedly occurred at a Thiess operation approximately two weeks ago. AMSJ has been informed...

Yellow candles - underground equipment fire

Three workers killed in underground equipment fire

Three mine workers have been killed in an underground equipment fire at Glencore JV owned Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia. The company has confirmed that three of its miners died after an underground...


Preventing fires on mobile plant

A review of data has identified a concerning increase of reports of fires on mobile plant in New South Wales. The reported fires have generally been caused by either the escape of fluids ignited by...

Safety Bulletin - drive shaft fire

Safety Alert: Fire in drive shaft of dump truck

While travelling down a haul road, a small fire started in the drive shaft of a dump truck. The driver of the truck travelling behind asked the driver to pull over and advised the driver that there...

AMSJ April 2022