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Nov 7, 2007

Mine Worker Contacts 11kV Overhead Powerline

A mine worker climbed into the basket of a Force 800AJ JLG Boom Lift to take photographs of a nearby crane lift being conducted. The mine ...

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Dec 1, 2008

Contamination of Fresh / Potable Water Supply

An incident occurred recently where the fresh / potable water system in a processing plant was connected to the final product line. At some ...

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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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Jan 14, 2000

Coal Reclaim Tunnel Incident

The coal reclaim system comprised a stockpile located over a hopper which fed coal onto a conveyor in reclaim tunnel below via a clam shell ...

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Jan 19, 2000

Non-Mining Fatality Trail Bike Rider Crashes Over Quarry Face

On a Saturday afternoon a man suffered major head and internal injuries after the trail bike he was riding ran over a six metre high quarry ...

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Jan 28, 2000

Toe Amputation by Drill String

Toe amputation by drill string.

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Feb 24, 2002

Contractor Struck By Bull Gear Cover

Two dragline bullgear covers were removed during a maintenance shut down and placed on a dry level area for cleaning. They were placed in an ...

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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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Surface Mine

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Sep 27, 2002

Fire In A Multi-Floor Screen House

During routine maintenance two workers were replacing the rubber skirts in a screen on the top floor of the screen house.

The job ...

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Jun 2, 2003

Quick Release Victaulic Pipe Couplings Without Safety Clips Could Be Deadly

An operator was knocked over by a blast of compressed air that was inadvertently released from a pipe range. A crew was removing a festoon ...

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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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Surface Mine

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Nov 21, 2002

Ten Year Old Injured At His Father's Quarry

Recently at a small quarry a 10 year old boy was seriously injured when he attempted to cross a moving conveyor to take a short cut to return ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Feb 22, 2005

Incident With 2 Remote Control Transmitters

A twin heading underground roadway was being developed using two mining machines, (continuous miners), both controlled by their operators using ...

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Apr 19, 2000

Use of Restraining Devices on Hoses

This is a reminder that any hose containing any liquid or gas under pressure has the potential to cause injury if the pressure is released in ...

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Surface Mine

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Dec 11, 2001

Managing The Risk At Unsupervised Mine Sites

Mine or quarry sites can be unsupervised for a variety of reasons including; abandonment, no security after hours, Christmas/New Year holidays ...

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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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Aug 23, 2002

Managing Visitor Safety

Recently a 7 year old child was fatally injured by a rock fall at a tourist mine while on a holiday outing with a group of fossickers. ...

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Feb 3, 2003

24 Volt High Intensity Discharge Lights

24 Volt High Intensity Discharge Lights can be found on drills and some other mobile equipment used in open-cut mines.

The lights ...

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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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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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Surface Mine

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Aug 27, 1999

Light Vehicle Crashes Over Highwall

A bulldozer operator whilst travelling between two jobs in a Toyota personnel vehicle became disorientated. He drove his vehicle onto a road ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Aug 27, 1999

Mineworker Trapped in Longwall Armoured Face Conveyor

A longwall operation was nearing the end of the panel and was preparing for the bolt up cycle. The preparation required the placement of roof ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 1, 2002

Excavator Contact With 11,000V Overhead Power-Lines

After repairs at a workshop, a contractor's excavator was being trammed by a fitter to a position on the mine for collection by the ...

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Underground Mine

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May 19, 2003

Operator Crushed In Articulation Point Of Loader

A loader operator received fatal injuries when crushed within the articulation point of a load haul dump vehicle (LHD). The operator had left ...

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Feb 24, 2004

Penetration Into Concealed Services Buildings And Structures

An electrical contractor drilled through the outside of the mounting panel of a Motor Control Cubicle (MCC) for the blower fans on a dragline. ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Dec 23, 2003

Non-Flameproof Diesel Vehicles Entering An Explosion Risk Zone 1

A non-flameproof diesel powered vehicle in an underground coal mine was driven into an Explosion Risk Zone 1 (where methane levels can range up ...

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Apr 30, 1997

Truck Tray Contacts 66 kV Powerlines

After night shift ‘smoko’ an operator returned to his parked truck and raised the truck tray. In the dark, witnesses saw electric ...

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May 30, 1997

Burns Sustained From Electrical Arcing

Recently, at separate mines, electricians have been burnt from electrical arcing while working on live electrical switchboards.

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Surface Mine

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Oct 31, 1997

Near Miss Electrocution

A contract fitter engaged in the repair of a dragline lower roller path entered the tub 22KV cable connection chamber with the power still ...

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Surface Mine

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Feb 28, 1998

Electric Shock While Fault Finding on Dragline Boom

While fault finding on a dragline boom light fitting an electrician opened the back cover and proceeded to test voltage at the lamp base. In ...

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Surface Mine

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Sep 23, 2003

Franna Mobile Cranes - Uncontrolled Movement

A 12t Franna crane was observed rolling backwards from where it had been parked. It came to rest when the rear of the crane impacted a building ...

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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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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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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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Feb 12, 2009

Crushed in a pinch point of fixed elevating work platform (EWP) –– fatal accident

Whilst undertaking a pump change and repair work on a fixed scissor lift elevating work platform (EWP), an engineering tradesperson was crushed ...

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Surface Coal Mine

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Nov 1, 2006

Large Electrical Equipment At Surface Mines May Have Auxilliary Power Sources

COAL MINE FATALITY – An electrician, with 21 years of experience, was fatally injured while troubleshooting a dragline trailing cable at ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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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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Jun 27, 2005

Electric Shock From 11 kV Bus Tie

INCIDENT

A contract electrician received a serious electric shock and burns when live 11 kV bushings in the rear of a bus tie ...

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Apr 13, 2005

Serious Electric Shock Incident

INCIDENT An electrical service engineer was rendered unconscious when he received multiple electric shocks and suffered burns to the head, ...

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Surface Mine

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Nov 26, 2003

Quarry Employee Injured After Failure To Isolate Pugmill

INCIDENT

A quarry employee received a fractured jaw and chin when he used a crowbar to clear a blockage in an operating ...

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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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Feb 6, 2002

Failure Of Braking Systems On Mobile Equipment

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The secondary braking system on mobile equipment has failed a number of times. This has led to unintentional movement. The ...

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Jan 15, 2002

Alternate Radio Transmitter Signals Start Machine

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A remote controlled machine was being tested in a surface workshop using radio remote control. The hydraulic pump on the ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Apr 26, 2000

Electric Shock From Longwall Lighting System

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An apprentice received an electric shock while working on a longwall face lighting ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Nov 8, 1999

TRUCK DRIVER RAISES TRAY UNDER POWERLINES

INCIDENT

A truck driver narrowly escaped death when he raised the tray of his on-road haulage truck into 11,000 volt overhead power ...

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