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Two Men Fall 2 Metres After Charge Up Basket Boom Assembly Fails

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Two men fell 2 metres in the basket of a charge up truck after the boom locating pin came adrift. They were lowering themselves to the ground after completing the charging of up holes in a stope area of the mine. One of the hydraulic rams used to lift and raise the main boom of the lifting system came adrift after the locating pin moved. The retaining circlip for the locating pin in question had been possibly broken off some time prior to the incident.

Subsequent analysis determined that the circlip may have been damaged through contact with some of the housing arrangements on top of the emulsion tank. Inspection of the tank housing revealed indentation marks which were possibly made from where the retaining circlip had struck the tank.



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:

5 Oct 2001



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