Mines Safety Significant incident report No. 129

Derailment and fall of overhead crane

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A derailment and fall of a Bridge Type Electric Overhead Travelling Crane occurred recently at a workshop on a mine in the Northern Goldfields. Fortunately no injuries were sustained to personnel, but major disruptions to maintenance operations occurred and the repair and replacement costs to were estimated to be >$250K. Although uncommon this type of occurrence presents an extremely serious hazard and risk of injury to personnel operating and working in proximity to cranes of this type.


Department of Industry and Resources

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Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Printed: 25 February, 2021.

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