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Queensland Fatality During Wheel Removal

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Information:

What

In February 2004, one person died and another was injured at a mine in Queensland. The two were changing wheels on a truck when a split rim became dislodged and caused the tyre to move uncontrollably. It struck one person who sustained a broken jaw. The second person, who was pinned under the tyre assembly, suffered fatal xinjuries.

Why

Two contractors were changing wheels on a 170-tonne truck around midnight when the split ring on the inner rear wheel became dislodged and caused the tyre to move uncontrollably, projecting the tyre assembly about 15 metres. Queensland Police and Department of Mines Inspectors from Mt Isa are conducting the investigation.

Recommendations

Numerous tyre burst/explosion incidents have occurred at NSW Mines and elsewhere. The following is a summary of the recommendations from these incidents: Conduct a risk assessment to identify and control all hazards associated with wheel rims and tyres; Major hazards should include at least:- (a) Tyre and rim components violently bursting from the wheel...



Organisation:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to New South Wales (NSW)

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Information:

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Coverage:

NSW - New South Wales

Author:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Publisher:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Published:

23 Feb 2004

Document Copyright:

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