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Sep 29, 2006

Park Brake Failure - Truck Rolls Away

An unattended partly loaded bulk explosives truck was parked with its engine running. The driver had applied the park brake before disembarking ...

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Apr 2, 2007

Compressed Air Pipeline Failure

A length of galvanised pipe used for carrying compressed air into an underground mine failed when a section of the pipe wall failed under ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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May 24, 2007

Shuttle Car Lunged Forward

The isolator on a shuttle car had been turned off. When the isolator was turned on and the pump start switch turned to start, the car lunged ...

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Feb 7, 2007

Severe burns received from 11kV arc flash explosion

Contract electricians were recommissioning high-voltage electrical equipment in a mine site Switchroom. One of them was severely burnt by an ...

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Jan 20, 2000

Failure To Isolate Compressed Air Line

In an Underground coal mine two parallel pipe branches comprising a 100mm compressed air line and a 100 mm pump line had been installed. The ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Jun 2, 2002

Inadvertent Operation Of Longwall Shearer

Between the end of night shift and the beginning of day shift, the longwall shearer had moved approximately 10 metres towards the main gate. ...

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Jan 28, 2004

Transformer Primary Protection Fails To Isolate Fault

A plant operator received a severe electric shock as he was working to replace the lid on a cable pit. The cable pit housed consumers mains ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Aug 27, 1999

Accidents on Continuous Miners during Maintenance Work Underground

Since 1996 in the underground coal industry, there have been two fatal accidents and one very serious accident (double amputation) all ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 1, 2002

Light Vehicle Incidents

Recently there have been a number of high potential incidents in open cut mines involving light vehicles that could have led to serious ...

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Surface Mine

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Jul 9, 2002

Excavation Edge Protection

Your urgent attention is drawn to the dramatic increase in the number of High Potential Incidents involving equipment, machinery and people ...

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Surface Mine

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Dec 13, 1990

Electric Shock Involving P & H Shovel

Whilst tracing a grease line inside the carbody structure of a P & H shovel, a mechanical trades assistant received a severe electric shock ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 1, 1991

Buried Electric Cable – Fatal Accident

While excavating to repair a leaking water main, a trades assistant was electrocuted when a crowbar he was using struck and penetrated a buried ...

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Surface Mine

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May 25, 1995

Conveyor Belt - Fatal Accident 1995

A mobile crushing and screening plant operator died from severe crush injuries to the arm and chest when he became trapped between the belt and ...

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Jul 30, 1997

Crushed In Articulation Point Of LHD

A Loader Operator received serious crush injuries including a fractured pelvis when he was caught in the articulation point of a low-profile ...

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Surface Mine

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Feb 29, 2000

Operator Trapped By Suction Hose

A truck mounted vacuum suction unit was being used to clean up fine and lump material at an ore processing plant, with the truck at ground ...

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Underground Mine

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Sep 16, 2004

Miner Killed In Underground Shaft (Updated Alert)

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An employee was travelling in a man-riding cage, operated by a winder driver, when his head was caught between a cage ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 20, 2002

Quarry Operator's Arm Caught In Unguarded Conveyor

INCIDENT

A quarry operator was seriously injured when his arm was pulled into a conveyor.

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