Tag - RISK

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...

Compactor pins worker

Equipment falls and pins worker

Authorities investigated how light machinery overturned and crushed an employee. WorkSafe officials recently examined what circumstances led to a 2.7 tonne utility compactor falling off a tilt tray...

Collapsed conveyor

Conveyor suddenly collapses after poor risk assessment

Equipment failed without notice due to inadequate hazard evaluation, an investigation found. A side discharge conveyor suddenly collapsed without warning at an undisclosed screening plant on 4 August...

Appin colliery conveyor accident

Employer admits failure to keep coal workers safe

Part of a multinational mining company conceded it should have done more to prevent employee incidents at a coal operation. A subsidiary of BHP recently admitted it failed to maintain a safe and...

DNRM mine shaft

Industry urged to seal shafts before it is a hazard

The industry is being encouraged to seal mine shafts before they become a potential hazard. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) recently asked mining companies to ensure...