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Queensland Fatality - Prime Mover Rim Assembly Failure

What A person suffered fatal injuries while changing a dual tyre and rim assembly on a drive axle bogey of a road train prime mover. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines have issued the following information regarding the accident.... Read more


Rigger Struck On Head By 500Kg Assembly

The sketch in this report shows a partly dismantled 30"X72" rolls crusher in a horizontal position with the top steel channel and the rolls removed from the two bearing housing assemblies. These bearing housing assemblies can slide in or out... Read more


Fatal injury to prime mover operator as rim assembly fails

What While removing a tyre and rim assembly from a drive axle bogey of an off-highway coal transport prime mover the operator suffered fatal injuries when the inner rim assembly failed and blew the outer wheel and mounting jewellery of the... Read more


Tyre Rim Assembly Blew Apart

What A tyre and new rim were assembled incorrectly and inflated. Approximately two hours later the assembly blew apart, one of the components landing eighty metres away and another hitting the building supports ricocheting around the unoccupied tyre bay. Why A new multi... Read more


Explosion of Split-Ring Tyre Assemblies

What On two separate occasions split-ring tyre assemblies exploded when trucks were operating under normal conditions. The explosions resulted in components of the multi-piece rim assemblies being projected a considerable distance with the potential to cause serious or fatal injuries to... Read more


Tyre Rim Assembly Blew Apart

A tyre and new rim were assembled incorrectly and inflated. Approximately two hours later the assembly blew apart, one of the components landing eighty metres away and another hitting the building supports ricocheting around the unoccupied tyre bay. ... Read more


Rim Wheel Assembly Hazards

Many miners have been killed due to improper installation, repair or servicing of rim wheels. Severe injury or death can occur if safe work practices and specific information on the rim wheel assemblies are not known ... Read more


Injury while working on Jaw Crusher Spring Assembly

A third year apprentice, assisting in the adjustment of the discharge opening of a mobile jaw crusher, was unscrewing the retaining nut on the drawback tension rod and spring assembly when the rod failed catastrophically. This caused the components to... Read more


MSB No. 036 Split rim wheel and tyre assembly

A Coronial Inquest into the death of a maintenance fitter was recently held following a fatal accident on a minesite. The fitter received multiple injuries when a split rim wheel and tyre assembly failed catastrophically whilst being fitted to a... Read more


Incorrectly Assembled Split Rims on Forklift

During an inspection of a forklift’s tyres, it was identified that incorrect bolts were used in the split rim assembly. ... Read more


Rigger struck on head by 500kg assembly

What When the crusher frame was lifted by the left hand end using an overhead crane the bearing housing assembly fell off. It fell three metres fatally striking the rigger. Why The crews dismantling the crusher did not understand the function of the... Read more


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

What 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... Read more


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

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... Read more


Queensland Fatality During Wheel Removal

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... Read more


Steering Tie-Rod Failure in Dump Truck

What A Caterpillar CAT 785 dump truck while travelling at 5 to 10 kph lost steering control when a steering ball stud socket pulled out of its tie-rod. The operator noticed that something was wrong and managed to stop the truck... Read more


Broken Chain Connector Results in Serious Injuries

What A mine worker suffered severe head injuries when struck by section of a chain and hook assembly. Why A detailed investigation of cause and circumstances is being conducted by the Mineral Resources Investigation Unit. Recommendations All mines review all operations, which utilise chain assemblies... Read more


Articulated Water Truck Rolls Over

What An articulated water truck was engaged to provide water for road construction through a creek crossing. The truck was required to traverse a 1 in 5 exit and entry ramp to the creek crossing and it had successfully negotiated the... Read more


FITTER SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SPLIT RIM

The fitter was taking the wheel off a Joy 10SC32B shuttle car to repair the steering assembly. He had taken off all of the wheel assembly nuts, and it seems it was difficult for him to take the wheel off... Read more


Hazard Alert: High potential for injury and death through accidental disassembly of Multiple Piece Rim components

What Improperly fitted tyre and rim assemblies however, during and following inflation, can cause serious injury or death through the accidental disassembly of any of the components. Why Multiple piece rims are particularly hazardous as their integrity and functionality is dependant on both... Read more


Unsafe Flameproof Enclosure Overhauled Auxiliary Fan

What An overhauled auxiliary fan was installed in a hazardous zone in a coal mine while the motor terminal enclosure was not properly flameproof. Why The parts were assembled and test run at the motor overhaul workshop because of the availability of adequate... Read more


Printed: 26 September, 2017.


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