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Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 155

A number of safety bulletins and significant incident reports have been issued over the years to address the hazard of rock falls in the development of high headings. This significant incident report follows from another fatal accident when an employee... Read more


MSB No. 010 Fires on light 4wd vehicles

Within a two month period two underground fires on Toyota 4 x 4 Land Cruisers were reported. In each case the fire was caused by the engine being driven backwards, as the vehicle rolled back after stalling on an incline,... Read more


Lucky Escape from Underwater Truck

What A truck driver sustained injuries to his forehead when the vehicle he was driving escaped his control and rolled over a highwall into a water reservoir. Why The driver was operating a loaded centre-articulated rear dump truck. To speed up cycle time... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Mealliferous Mines

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated withthe use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to work... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Mealliferous Mines (part 2)

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated with the use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Metalliferous Mines (Part 3)

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated with the use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to... Read more


MSB No. 101 Brake System Maintenance - Rubber Tyred Vehicles

Many high potential incidents over recent years at Queensland mines and quarries involved brake systems on highway and industrial trucks, and on heavy earthmoving equipment. Some have resulted in serious injury, or even death, and contributing factors included: using equipment not... Read more


M8750 DRAGLINE HIT FRANNA CRANE

The M8750 Dragline was in the return cycle after dumping a load when the operator lost swing control. The operator applied the emergency brake which stopped the machine but the momentum of the bucket caused it to hit a nearby... Read more


FAILURE OF PINS ON BULK COAL WINDER

A bulk coal multi-rope friction winder flask had emptied and was starting a new wind cycle when the winder shut down unexpectedly. The flask had lowered approximately 70 percent through the scroll in automatic mode. The winder’s primary trip was... Read more


Mine Closure

Mine closure can occur at any stage of the life cycle of the operation. Therefore it is critical that as far as reasonably practicable the mine is left in a safe and stable state in line with agreed expectations of... Read more


MINEWORKER TRAPPED IN LONGWALL ARMOURED FACE CONVEYOR

In attempting to descend from the tailgate drive a person became entangled in the moving chain of the armoured face conveyor. The injuries sustained required amputation of both legs. ... Read more



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