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Nov 7, 2007

Mine Worker Contacts 11kV Overhead Powerline

A mine worker climbed into the basket of a Force 800AJ JLG Boom Lift to take photographs of a nearby crane lift being conducted. The mine ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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May 22, 2008

Mine Worker Suffers Chemical Burns to Eyes due to High Pressure Fluid Release

A coal mine worker received facial injuries and chemical burns to his eyes as a result of the uncontrolled release of diluted foam catalyst ...

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Surface Mine

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Mar 4, 2003

Inappropriate Safety Props

While undertaking an inspection at a quarry, a dump truck was found parked up with the tray in the raised position to allow maintenance to be ...

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Feb 11, 2000

Uncontrolled Movement of Vehicles

Several recent high potential incidents involving mine/quarry vehicles have prompted the issue of this Safety Bulletin. Brief details of some ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 1, 2002

Light Vehicle Incidents

Recently there have been a number of high potential incidents in open cut mines involving light vehicles that could have led to serious ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Jul 9, 2002

Excavation Edge Protection

Your urgent attention is drawn to the dramatic increase in the number of High Potential Incidents involving equipment, machinery and people ...

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Any Mine Type

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Feb 3, 2003

24 Volt High Intensity Discharge Lights

24 Volt High Intensity Discharge Lights can be found on drills and some other mobile equipment used in open-cut mines.

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Any Mine Type

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Apr 30, 2004

Tyre Fires, Pyrolysis And Explosions

Tyres on trucks, cranes and other heavy vehicles may catch fire under a range of circumstances, with the obvious potential for the tyres to ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Aug 27, 1999

Mineworker Trapped in Longwall Armoured Face Conveyor

A longwall operation was nearing the end of the panel and was preparing for the bolt up cycle. The preparation required the placement of roof ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Mine

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May 19, 2003

Operator Crushed In Articulation Point Of Loader

A loader operator received fatal injuries when crushed within the articulation point of a load haul dump vehicle (LHD). The operator had left ...

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Feb 24, 2004

Penetration Into Concealed Services Buildings And Structures

An electrical contractor drilled through the outside of the mounting panel of a Motor Control Cubicle (MCC) for the blower fans on a dragline. ...

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Surface Mine

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Sep 30, 1997

Hand Amputation

The counterweight of a boom gate while being removed, suddenly trapped and almost severed the arm of a contract boilermaker. A crew of three ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Oct 31, 1997

Near Miss Electrocution

A contract fitter engaged in the repair of a dragline lower roller path entered the tub 22KV cable connection chamber with the power still ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Feb 28, 1998

Hit By Projectile

A fitter received a fractured skull when the hydraulic valve being replaced was ejected under pressure. The fitter, working on a longwall ...

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Sep 5, 1989

Conveyor Belt – Fatal Accident 1989

A plant operator lost his life when he became trapped by the arms, head and shoulders between the underside of a conveyor belt and a return ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Dec 13, 1990

Electric Shock Involving P & H Shovel

Whilst tracing a grease line inside the carbody structure of a P & H shovel, a mechanical trades assistant received a severe electric shock ...

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Any Mine Type

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Jun 24, 1993

Uncontrolled Movement Of Mobile Unit During Maintenance

A maintenance person was carrying out repairs to the exhaust system of a backhoe. At the completion of the repairs he started the engine of the ...

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Surface Mine

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Dec 28, 1994

Rope Power Shovel Maintenance - Fatal Accident

A maintenance fitter received fatal injuries during a check for a broken shaft in the swing drive transmission on a rope power shovel. This ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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May 25, 1995

Conveyor Belt - Fatal Accident 1995

A mobile crushing and screening plant operator died from severe crush injuries to the arm and chest when he became trapped between the belt and ...

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May 26, 1995

Uncontrolled Discharge Of Stored Energy Source - Fatal Accident

A maintenance fitter received fatal crush injuries when he was trapped between the front wheel arch and tyre of an off road dump truck. He was ...

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May 27, 1997

Conveyor Belt Failure

A conveyor belt broke on an inclined conveyor carrying ore from the crusher to a stockpile. Eight employees after placing their danger tags on ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Metalliferous Mine

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Jan 18, 1999

Pressure Vessel Entry – Scalding Injury

Two gold treatment plant operators were scalded by hot solution when they opened an elution column to investigate the cause of a blockage ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Feb 29, 2000

Operator Trapped By Suction Hose

A truck mounted vacuum suction unit was being used to clean up fine and lump material at an ore processing plant, with the truck at ground ...

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Feb 12, 2009

Crushed in a pinch point of fixed elevating work platform (EWP) –– fatal accident

Whilst undertaking a pump change and repair work on a fixed scissor lift elevating work platform (EWP), an engineering tradesperson was crushed ...

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Surface Mine

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Jun 1, 2008

Rail Car Discharge Doors Alert

A near-fatal accident occurred when a mechanic working on a rail car was pinned between two air-operated discharge doors that suddenly opened. ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Nov 1, 2006

Operator’s Hands Injured In Conveyor At Quarry

INCIDENT The operator of a crushing and screening plant at a quarry sustained major hand injuries and amputation of two-and-a-half fingers when ...

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Any Mine Type

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Jun 27, 2005

Electric Shock From 11 kV Bus Tie

INCIDENT

A contract electrician received a serious electric shock and burns when live 11 kV bushings in the rear of a bus tie ...

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Apr 13, 2005

Serious Electric Shock Incident

INCIDENT An electrical service engineer was rendered unconscious when he received multiple electric shocks and suffered burns to the head, ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Nov 26, 2003

Quarry Employee Injured After Failure To Isolate Pugmill

INCIDENT

A quarry employee received a fractured jaw and chin when he used a crowbar to clear a blockage in an operating ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 20, 2002

Quarry Operator's Arm Caught In Unguarded Conveyor

INCIDENT

A quarry operator was seriously injured when his arm was pulled into a conveyor.

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Nov 8, 1999

TRUCK DRIVER RAISES TRAY UNDER POWERLINES

INCIDENT

A truck driver narrowly escaped death when he raised the tray of his on-road haulage truck into 11,000 volt overhead power ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Sep 3, 1999

Continuous Miner Drill Rig Fatally Crushes Tradesman

INCIDENT

A mechanical tradesman was fatally injured as a result of the inadvertent/accidental operation of a continuous ...

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Any Mine Type

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Mar 18, 1999

Contact With Live 415 Volt Conductors

INCIDENT

During plant maintenance a contractor supervising electrician picked up a five-wire (3 phases, earth and neutral) double ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Coal Mine

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Feb 17, 2009

Handling Material - Illinois Knight Hawk Coal, LLC - Prairie Eagle

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, a 27-year old tractor-trailer driver was fatally injured when he was struck by falling lumber. The victim was an ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Coal Mine

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Feb 26, 2009

Slip/Fall of Person - Kentucky Covol Fuels No.2, LLC - Minuteman Fines Recovery Plant

On Thursday, February 26, 2009, a 50-year old contractor with no mining experience was fatally injured when he fell from a step ladder. The ...

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