Overloading Crane While Clearing A Rock Wedged In A Crusher

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Information:

An operator attempted to lift a rock (about 1 tonne in weight) that was wedged at the top of a jaw crusher using the gantry crane (SWL 4.9 tonne), normally used for crusher maintenance work. The operator heard a loud noise as the wedged rock dislodged. Inspection of the crane revealed misalignment and damage to the hoisting winch assembly, gantry beam web and distortion of the gantry beam.



Organisation:

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Queensland (QLD)

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Printed: 25 February, 2021.


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