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From 1 September 2008, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Application to Mining Workplaces and Coal Workplaces) Regulation 2008 was put into place. This amendment regulation extended the application of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 to include the... Read more


Electric Shock from Circuit Breaker

What An electrician received an electric shock when he made direct contact with the load side terminals of a moulded case circuit breaker. Why The circuit breaker had previously been dismantled to fit an internal accessory. The circuit breaker appears to have been... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 171

An employee was killed when the cantilevered scaffold platform he was dismantling collapsed into the water at a ship loading facility in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The preliminary investigation indicates the cantilevered platform and associated “drop” scaffold was constructed... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 24

During the dismantling of a monorail structure, a 15 metre section of beam supported by a mobile crane contacted the High Voltage terminals of a transformer. At the time of the accident, the dogman was holding down one end of... 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


National Standard for Plant [NOHSC:1010 (1994)]

In this standard plant includes any machinery, equipment, appliance, implement or tool. The standard applies to the design, manufacture and supply of plant, and the use of plant in the workplace. Performance requirements are also specified with respect to the... Read more


Best Practice Scaffold Erection 100% Hook-Up - Fatality Elimination

Problem Scaffolders are potentially exposed to falls while erecting and dismantling scaffold. The method and culture of erecting scaffolding had to be amended to ensure 100% fall protection. Solution In response, a single rope technique was developed. This technique anchored an 11mm kermantle... Read more


WATER BARRIER TROLLEYS AT BAAL BONE COLLIERY

Problem Water Barriers are an essential part of every-day mining to comply with regulations and to improve safety in underground coal mines. The need for water barriers in the panels gives rise to an activity that becomes part of the process... Read more


Highwall Pump Access System

Problem To replace the polypipe on the reel of a highwall pump safely, scaffold had to be constructed each time this was to be carried out. The erection of scaffold introduced working at height concerns that were identified within the Maintenance... Read more


FATAL MACHINERY ACCIDENT Mine No. 4 Calvary Coal Co. Inc. Smilax, Leslie County, Kentucky I.D. No. 15-16349

What A 49-year old supervisor with 29 years mining experience was fatally injured when thrown from the elevated bucket of a Simon-Telect 42-foot aerial bucket truck whilst dismantling a de-energized electrical substation on the surface area of an underground mine. Recommendations If danger... Read more


FATAL MACHINERY ACCIDENT Mine No. 4 Calvary Coal Co. Inc. Smilax, Leslie County, Kentucky I.D. No. 15-16349

What A 49-year old supervisor with 29 years mining experience was fatally injured when thrown from the elevated bucket of a Simon-Telect 42-foot aerial bucket truck whilst dismantling a de-energized electrical substation on the surface area of an underground mine. Why Fatality occurred... Read more


Surface of Underground Mine Fatal Machinery Accident Chas Coal, Inc.(Cont. I.D. J114) Tyco Trucking Company, Inc. Calvary Coal Company, Inc.at

What A miner was fatally injured when thrown from the elevated bucket of a Simon-Telect 42-foot aerial bucket truck. The victim and two others were dismantling a building. A chain was attached between the aerial lift bucket and a post. When... Read more


Report of Investigation - Fatal Machinery Accident - Smilax, Leslie County, Kentucky

What A miner was fatally injured when thrown from the elevated bucket of a Simon-Telect 42-foot aerial bucket truck. The victim and two others were dismantling a building. A chain was attached between the aerial lift bucket and a post. When... Read more


Technical guide to the selection and use of fall prevention and arrest equipment

A study on fall prevention and arrest equipment available to construction industry. A critical appraisal of Purlin Trolley Systems; Safety Decking; Fall Arrest Mats; Safety Netting; Cable and Track-Based fall arrest systems; NASC's SG4:00: The Use of Fall Arrest Equipment... Read more


Coal Mine Fatality - Hand Tools

What Dismantling the 50-foot boom of a crane the boom. When removing bottom portion of boom it fell fatally crushing the truck driver ... Read more


FATAL OTHER (HAND TOOLS) ACCIDENT, Herndon Processing Company, Keystone No. 2 Plant (I.D. No. 46-03158, Karco Inc. (I.D. No. EUV),

What Dismantling the 50-foot boom of a crane the boom. When removing bottom portion of boom it fell fatally crushing the truck driver Why Crane boom was not securely blocked in position prior to persons working under boom. Control cables not disconnected. Inexperienced... 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


Safety Soapbox - 1 March 2011

Health and safety news for the construction, utilities, mining and quarrying industries. In this edition: Pipeline crane collapse Worker injured after soft sling rips QLD: Fire on an underground loader NSW: Safety switches to be mandatory in most businesses NSW: Erecting, altering and dismantling scaffolding guide ... Read more



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