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Violent Tyre Rupture On Dump Truck

What The sidewall of rear inner tyre on a Caterpillar 777 dump truck ruptured violently while parked outside the workshop. The operator who was greasing the front suspension struts was hurled out from under the truck but escaped injury. Fortunately, he... Read more


SB 54 Safety And Maximisation Of Tyre Life

The mining industry has been known to face a worldwide shortage of Large Earth Moving Tyres. Due to this shortage it is inevitable that operating companies will be seeking to maximise tyre life and to review tyre management and maintenance... Read more


SB 47 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 then explode. A lesser-known danger arises when the combustion takes place inside the tyre, with no... Read more


MSB No. 118 Working safely with tyres: highway-style trailer haulage

The fatal injury of a driver of a bulk coal transport trailer while replacing a wheel has highlighted a risk for the mining industry that has long been recognised in the tyre manufacture and fitting industry: the premature failure of... Read more


MSB No. 089 Earth-moving equipment tyres and use of tyre handling machinery

This bulletin is prompted by concern relating to a series of accidents involving heavy earth moving equipment tyres and the operation of tyre handling machinery. Seven fatalities involving the handling of tyres have occurred at various mines in the Australasian... Read more


SB 77 Earthmover Tyre and Rim Safety

Tyres, rims and wheel assemblies are safety-critical items that must be maintained and used correctly to achieve acceptable levels of risk. Inadequate earthmover tyre and rim maintenance carries considerable inherent risk of personal injury and death, as confirmed through several... Read more


Handling earthmoving equipment tyres

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) released Safety Bulletin No. 89 on 13 November 2009 about a series of incidents involving earthmoving equipment tyres and the operation of tyre-handling machinery. There have been seven fatalities involving the... Read more


Violent Tyre Rupture On Dump Truck

What The sidewall of rear inner tyre on a Caterpillar 777 dump truck ruptured violently while parked outside the workshop. The operator who was greasing the front suspension struts was hurled out from under the truck but escaped injury. Fortunately, he... Read more


MSB No. 009 Off-highway mobile earth moving equipment (tyres)

The trend to replace biased (cross-ply) tyres with radial tyres, on off-highway earthmoving equipment, fitted with multi-piece rims has resulted in a relatively high incidence of rim failures due to fatigue in service. Attempts to remove a tyre/rim assembly (ie. wheel)... Read more


Tyre Safety

What The worldwide shortage of earth moving tyres is causing mining companies to review operating practices and to seek alternative methods of preserving tyre life. Why It is recognised that extending tyre life is an important production and cost consideration for mining companies. Recommendations Mining... Read more


Rubber Tyred Equipment

A CAT 785 rear dump truck operator reported to his supervisor that he thought he had a flat tyre at position 3 on his rear dump truck. A closer inspection of the vehicle identified that the position 3 tyre had... Read more


Major Hazard Standard: Tyres and Rims

The purpose of this Standard is to eliminate fatalities caused by the failure of a tyre, rim, or wheel, the uncontrolled movement of these components, fire, or explosion, including final disposal. This standard applies to: All tyres, rims and wheels,... Read more


Tyre Handler Clamping Fork Failure

What A wheel was being fitted to the right hand inner side (position 5) of a coal hauler prime mover when the shift cylinder failed. Why The shift cylinder failure allowed the tyre clamping forks to open, thus dropping the wheel to the... Read more


Tyre Fires and Explosions of Earthmover Tyres

A literature review and experimental test work involving the burning of 15 fully instrumented tyres was carried out to gain a better understanding of the effects of heat and fire on tyre assemblies, and the subsequent escalation of such an... Read more


Tyre Rim Assembly Blew Apart

What A tyre and new rim were assembled incorrectly and inflated. Approximately two hours later the assembly blew apart, one of the components landing eighty metres away and another hitting the building supports ricocheting around the unoccupied tyre bay. Why A new multi... Read more


Explosion of Split-Ring Tyre Assemblies

What On two separate occasions split-ring tyre assemblies exploded when trucks were operating under normal conditions. The explosions resulted in components of the multi-piece rim assemblies being projected a considerable distance with the potential to cause serious or fatal injuries to... Read more


Overheated tyres require miners to use self-rescuers

While operating a RAM car (rubber-tyred mobile plant) in an underground coal mine, the driver heard a bang and noticed a distinctive smell and white smoke-like substance coming from the rear of the machine. A brown smoke-like substance followed. Miners at... Read more


MSB No. 036 Split rim wheel and tyre assembly

A Coronial Inquest into the death of a maintenance fitter was recently held following a fatal accident on a minesite. The fitter received multiple injuries when a split rim wheel and tyre assembly failed catastrophically whilst being fitted to a... Read more


Incorrect Tyre Selection Causes Safety Concerns

What A set of 16 inch light truck tyres were inappropriately mounted to the steering axle of a rough terrain forklift, instead of the correct industrial tires (11R16) required for that application. (There was no property damage or personal injury in... Read more


Operator Killed Changing Tyre

What An operator was fatally injured when changing a tyre on a rear dump truck while using a radio controlled truck mounted tyre handler. Why The operator was using a radio remote control transmitter to control the tyre handler, which was mounted on... Read more


Printed: 19 November, 2017.


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