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INCLINOMETERS – Keeping you on uneven ground

Motor vehicle rollovers are known to be one of the most prominent causes of surface fatalities at mine sites. Safe Work Australia found that 127 non-road vehicles were involved in a rollover on a non...

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Vehicle rolls backwards at exploration site

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that a vehicle rolled backwards at an exploration site. According to the report, the operator of a 20 tonne tracked support vehicle sustained...

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Tipper truck roll away fatality

Safework NSW has reported a fatal incident where a tipper truck has rolled over a mechanic in Tumut. According to the report, a 50-year-old mechanic suffered fatal crush injuries, whilst working on...

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Alert | Haul truck near miss

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued an alert following a haul truck and a light vehicle near miss at an open cut coal mine. The empty haul truck approached a corner where a grader was working on...

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Graders in mining safety spotlight

A mining regulator has places graders in the spotlight following reports of a number of incidents associated with the failure of grader stub axles. In the range of mining safety incidents, both drive...

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Vehicle hazards responsible for 16 of 67 fatalities

Vehicle-related hazards were responsible for 16 of the 67 fatalities in Western Australia’s mining industry, or almost one in four fatalities, according to a new Department of Mines, Industry...

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Operators lost control of loader on ramp

In a report just in from New Zealand Minex, an operator lost control of a loader on a ramp at a NZ mine site. While driving a front-end loader down a ramp, the operator apparently experienced...

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