Mines Safety Significant incident report No. 129

Derailment and fall of overhead crane

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Information:

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.



Organisation:

Department of Industry and Resources

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Printed: 25 February, 2021.


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