Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 167

Failure of the rope guide on a Demag overhead travelling crane

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Information:

The metal rope guide on the hoist winch (Figure 1) of a three-tonne auxiliary hoist overhead travelling crane (Demag model P416H22L) broke apart while the crane was being set up for a task. A section of the guide weighing about 7 kg fell 23 metres, narrowly missing an employee who had been rigging up for the lift task (Figure 2). Another 2 kg section slid down the rope to rest on the hook sheave (Figure 3), while a third section weighing about a kilogram was found in plant adjacent to the overhead crane lifting bay.



Organisation:

Department of Mines and Petroleum

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Printed: 25 February, 2021.


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