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Unsafe Flameproof Enclosure Overhauled Auxiliary Fan

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Information:

What

An overhauled auxiliary fan was installed in a hazardous zone in a coal mine while the motor terminal enclosure was not properly flameproof.

Why

The parts were assembled and test run at the motor overhaul workshop because of the availability of adequate electrical supply for test running. The work and testing was under the control of the accredited repair facility.

Recommendations

If electrical equipment in a hazardous zone is not correctly assembled it has significant potential to trigger a gas explosion endangering the lives of persons in the mine. Employers at mines have a duty to ensure that plant provided for use in the mine is safe and without risk.



Organisation:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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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:

9 Feb 2005

Document Copyright:

Copyright free



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