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Underground Coal Mine

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May 24, 2007

Shuttle Car Lunged Forward

The isolator on a shuttle car had been turned off. When the isolator was turned on and the pump start switch turned to start, the car lunged ...

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Any Mine Type

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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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Any Mine Type

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Jan 14, 2000

Coal Reclaim Tunnel Incident

The coal reclaim system comprised a stockpile located over a hopper which fed coal onto a conveyor in reclaim tunnel below via a clam shell ...

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Any Mine Type

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Jan 28, 2004

Transformer Primary Protection Fails To Isolate Fault

A plant operator received a severe electric shock as he was working to replace the lid on a cable pit. The cable pit housed consumers mains ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Nov 21, 2002

Ten Year Old Injured At His Father's Quarry

Recently at a small quarry a 10 year old boy was seriously injured when he attempted to cross a moving conveyor to take a short cut to return ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Aug 27, 1999

Accidents on Continuous Miners during Maintenance Work Underground

Since 1996 in the underground coal industry, there have been two fatal accidents and one very serious accident (double amputation) all ...

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Dec 11, 2001

Managing The Risk At Unsupervised Mine Sites

Mine or quarry sites can be unsupervised for a variety of reasons including; abandonment, no security after hours, Christmas/New Year holidays ...

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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Apr 20, 2005

Vehicles Hitting Overhead Powerlines

This safety bulletin has been prompted by these recent, potentially fatal incidents:

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Mine Type:

Surface Mine

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Aug 1, 2002

Excavator Contact With 11,000V Overhead Power-Lines

After repairs at a workshop, a contractor's excavator was being trammed by a fitter to a position on the mine for collection by the ...

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Mine Type:

Any Mine Type

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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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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Dec 23, 2003

Non-Flameproof Diesel Vehicles Entering An Explosion Risk Zone 1

A non-flameproof diesel powered vehicle in an underground coal mine was driven into an Explosion Risk Zone 1 (where methane levels can range up ...

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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:

Any Mine Type

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Jun 23, 1997

Service Pipe Ranges

A number of recent incidents in mines have prompted the inspectorate to issue this bulletin regarding the potential for serious injury to arise ...

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Mine Type:

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:

Any Mine Type

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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 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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Mine Type:

Surface Coal Mine

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Nov 1, 2006

Large Electrical Equipment At Surface Mines May Have Auxilliary Power Sources

COAL MINE FATALITY – An electrician, with 21 years of experience, was fatally injured while troubleshooting a dragline trailing cable at ...

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Mine Type:

Underground Coal Mine

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Sep 14, 2005

Stored Energy

INCIDENT:

There have been a number of similar incidents and near misses involving the installation and removal of longwall roof ...

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Mine Type:

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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Mine Type:

Any Mine Type

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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:

Any Mine Type

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Jan 15, 2002

Alternate Radio Transmitter Signals Start Machine

INCIDENT

A remote controlled machine was being tested in a surface workshop using radio remote control. The hydraulic pump on the ...

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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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