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Underground Coal Mine

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May 22, 2008

Mine Worker Suffers Chemical Burns to Eyes due to High Pressure Fluid Release

A coal mine worker received facial injuries and chemical burns to his eyes as a result of the uncontrolled release of diluted foam catalyst ...

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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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Any Mine Type

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Apr 10, 2003

Working On Compressed Air Lines

A recent fatality at an underground mine has unfortunately once again highlighted the dangers of compressed air and the amount of energy that ...

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Any Mine Type

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Apr 30, 2004

Tyre Fires, Pyrolysis And Explosions

Tyres on trucks, cranes and other heavy vehicles may catch fire under a range of circumstances, with the obvious potential for the tyres to ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Apr 20, 2005

Vehicles Hitting Overhead Powerlines

This safety bulletin has been prompted by these recent, potentially fatal incidents:

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Feb 28, 1998

Hit By Projectile

A fitter received a fractured skull when the hydraulic valve being replaced was ejected under pressure. The fitter, working on a longwall ...

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Any Mine Type

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Jun 23, 1997

Service Pipe Ranges

A number of recent incidents in mines have prompted the inspectorate to issue this bulletin regarding the potential for serious injury to arise ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Metalliferous Mine

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Jan 18, 1999

Pressure Vessel Entry – Scalding Injury

Two gold treatment plant operators were scalded by hot solution when they opened an elution column to investigate the cause of a blockage ...

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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Aug 4, 2006

Contractor Fatally Injured By High-Pressure Hydraulic Equipment

INCIDENT

A contractor was fatally injured while taking fluid samples from a large hydraulic system used to power longwall machinery ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

Published:

Sep 14, 2005

Stored Energy

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There have been a number of similar incidents and near misses involving the installation and removal of longwall roof ...

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Aug 9, 2004

Loss Of Eye From Injection Of Grease

INCIDENT

A maintenance technician sustained the loss of his right eye, when he was struck in the eye by a flow of grease ejected ...

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