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Broken Chain Connector Results in Serious Injuries

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Information:

What

A mine worker suffered severe head injuries when struck by section of a chain and hook assembly.

Why

A detailed investigation of cause and circumstances is being conducted by the Mineral Resources Investigation Unit.

Recommendations

All mines review all operations, which utilise chain assemblies for pulling or lifting equipment; Identify hazards, assess risks and identify controls for these operations. Give particular attention to the safe "working load limit" (WLL) for the chain assemblies and the positioning of personnel involved in these operations; Consider compliance with Australian Standards AS2321, 3775, 3776, and 3777 during this; Identify the maximum available force when pulling or lifting...



Organisation:

Mineral Resources- New South Wales

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to New South Wales (NSW)

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Information:

PDF Document
Coverage:

NSW - New South Wales

Author:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Publisher:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Published:

3 Jun 2004

Document Copyright:

Copyright free



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