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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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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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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Jun 11, 2002

Plant Operator's Legs Caught In Pug Mill

An operator of a transportable pugmill received serious injury to the lower part of both legs while clearing a rock, which was stalling the ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Oct 24, 2002

Trip Switch Defeated On Pug Mill Chamber

Recent inspections at four separate quarries identified that safety devices (trip switches) intended to stop pug mill augers rotating when the ...

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Any Mine Type

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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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Any Mine Type

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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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Mine Type:

Any Mine Type

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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.

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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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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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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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Mine Type:

Any Mine Type

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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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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

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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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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Any Mine Type

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Sep 5, 1989

Conveyor Belt – Fatal Accident 1989

A plant operator lost his life when he became trapped by the arms, head and shoulders between the underside of a conveyor belt and a return ...

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Any Mine Type

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Nov 29, 1989

Safe Use Of Radiation Gauges

Recently there have been three significant incidents involving radiation gauges. Fortunately, not one of these incidents has resulted in any ...

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Mine Type:

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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Any Mine Type

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Dec 13, 1990

Substation Transformer Explosion

An electrical supervisor and an electrician received severe burns to their upper body, face and arms when they inadvertently removed the lid ...

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Any Mine Type

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Jul 1, 1991

Crane Dogman Survives Shock From 22kV Transformer

During the dismantling of a monorail structure, a 15 metre section of beam supported by a mobile crane contacted the High Voltage terminals of ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Jun 30, 1992

Passenger Lift – A Serious Accident

Serious injuries were sustained by an electrician engaged in the repair of an industrial passenger lift. While the person was alighting from ...

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Any Mine Type

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Jun 24, 1993

Uncontrolled Movement Of Mobile Unit During Maintenance

A maintenance person was carrying out repairs to the exhaust system of a backhoe. At the completion of the repairs he started the engine of the ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Apr 8, 1994

Contact With Overhead Powerline – Fatal Accident

An electrical contractor was electrocuted when he came into contact with overhead powerline conductors energised at 22,000 volts. The ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Dec 28, 1994

Rope Power Shovel Maintenance - Fatal Accident

A maintenance fitter received fatal injuries during a check for a broken shaft in the swing drive transmission on a rope power shovel. This ...

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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

Any Mine Type

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May 26, 1995

Uncontrolled Discharge Of Stored Energy Source - Fatal Accident

A maintenance fitter received fatal crush injuries when he was trapped between the front wheel arch and tyre of an off road dump truck. He was ...

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Any Mine Type

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May 27, 1997

Conveyor Belt Failure

A conveyor belt broke on an inclined conveyor carrying ore from the crusher to a stockpile. Eight employees after placing their danger tags on ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Metalliferous Mine

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Sep 18, 1998

Jumbo Drilling Rig - Underground Fire

A twin-boom development jumbo drilling rig caught fire in an underground metalliferous mine and was extensively damaged. The fire required the ...

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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 Metalliferous Mine

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Aug 12, 2002

Underground Electrical Equipment Fatal Accident

Late in May 2002, a Drill Jumbo operator sustained a fatal electric shock in an underground mine after contacting 415 volt terminals inside an ...

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Any Mine Type

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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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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Jun 1, 2008

Rail Car Discharge Doors Alert

A near-fatal accident occurred when a mechanic working on a rail car was pinned between two air-operated discharge doors that suddenly opened. ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Nov 1, 2006

Operator’s Hands Injured In Conveyor At Quarry

INCIDENT The operator of a crushing and screening plant at a quarry sustained major hand injuries and amputation of two-and-a-half fingers when ...

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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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Any Mine Type

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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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Any Mine Type

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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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Any Mine Type

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Jul 1, 2004

Electric Shock From Circuit Breaker

INCIDENT

An electrician received an electric shock when he made direct contact with the load side terminals of a moulded case ...

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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Apr 26, 2000

Electric Shock From Longwall Lighting System

INCIDENT

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

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Sep 3, 1999

Continuous Miner Drill Rig Fatally Crushes Tradesman

INCIDENT

A mechanical tradesman was fatally injured as a result of the inadvertent/accidental operation of a continuous ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Jul 7, 1999

Fatality Resulting From A Continuous Miner Crushing Injury

INCIDENT A mechanical tradesperson was fatally injured as a result of the automatic operation of a continuous miner’s stabiliser cylinder ...

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Any Mine Type

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Mar 18, 1999

Contact With Live 415 Volt Conductors

INCIDENT

During plant maintenance a contractor supervising electrician picked up a five-wire (3 phases, earth and neutral) double ...

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