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Failure Of Exploration Drill Rig Mast

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While raising the mast of a LM 1300 series exploration drill rig a catastrophic loss of oil pressure in the hydraulic ram occurred. The hydraulic ram is used to raise or lower the drill mast and this failure resulted in the rapid uncontrolled descent of the mast down into the support scaffolding frame of the drill rig.



Organisation:

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Queensland (QLD)

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Coverage:

Queensland

Author:

NRM-Q

Publisher:

Queensland Government

Published:

20 May 2002



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