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Fire Traps Truck Driver

What A truck driver was trapped when flames surrounded the drivers cab of a 100-tonne capacity truck. Due to the quick action of fellow drivers, he was not seriously injured. Why (a) The hydraulic hose from the tray lift cylinder had burst, spraying... Read more


MSB No. 090 Total fire bans and implications for mining

Resources Safety has received several enquiries regarding total fire bans and the implications for mining operations. The relevant legislation, available from the State Law Publisher (www.slp.wa.gov.au), is: Bush Fires Act 1954 (the Act); and Bush Fires Regulations 1954 (the regulations) Note: The legislation... Read more


Fire In A Multi-Floor Screen House

Incident: Screen house fire following routine maintenance work to replace rubber skirts. The job called for a hot work permit with associated confined space requirements for the hot work as they planned to use oxyacetylene equipment to cut the retaining... Read more


Innovative approach to fire systems on hydraulic excavators

Problem Existing industry standard for fire systems was not suitable for the type of fire experienced on a hydraulic excavator at Drayton Coal. Solution Operations personnel working with a designer and a supplier to come up with a system that could: detect flame... Read more


Fatal fire at quarry residence

What A fire destroyed a caretaker residence at a quarry north of Brisbane. A young child died in the fire while his father suffered severe burns. Why The accident is under investigation by officers of the QFRS, Queensland Police Service, Petroleum and Gas... Read more


SB 86 Fires on Mine Sites

As required by legislation, all mines report ‘High Potential Incidents’ to the Department of Mines and Energy. From this reported data, a more detailed study of the occurrence of fires in general has been made, the results of which can... Read more


SB 83 Diesel Engine - Turbocharger Fires

Diesel engine turbochargers are increasingly acting as ignition sources for fires at surface coal mines. The Mines Inspectorate has noticed an increase in the occurrence of these fires and has analysed the last 18 months’ incident data supplied by the coal... Read more


Fire on diesel electric truck

A 1982 Diesel Electric Truck burst into flames while undergoing dynamic horsepower testing and adjustment. The truck was being driven down a ramp fully laden with a tradesman strapped into a body harness on the front deck of the truck... Read more


Fire Suppression Systems

Recently a miner was seriously burned when the equipment he was operating caught fire. The operator hit the manual fire suppression actuator, but did not pull the pin. Thus, it did not actuate. There was no fire extinguisher in the... Read more


Surface Metal Mine (Taconite) Fatal Fire Accident Hibbing Taconite Company Hibbing Taconite Company Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minnesota

What A 59-year-old tractor operator with 20 years mining experience was seriously injured at a Iron Ore mine. The victim was operating a bulldozer on a pit waste stockpile when flames suddenly engulfed the cab area. The on-board fire suppression system... Read more


Surface Metal Mine (Taconite) Fatal Fire Accident Hibbing Taconite Company Hibbing Taconite Company Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minnesota

What A 59-year-old tractor operator with 20 years mining experience was seriously injured at a Iron Ore mine. The victim was operating a bulldozer on a pit waste stockpile when flames suddenly engulfed the cab area. The on-board fire suppression system... Read more


Fire on an underground loader

A fire occurred on an underground loader being operated in an Explosion Risk Zone 1 (a zone in an underground coal mine where methane levels from 0.5–2% might be encountered). The seat of the fire was on and around the... Read more


HAUL TRUCK FIRE IN UNDERGROUND MINE

A retarder brake on a Toro haul truck caught fire whilst being driven up a mine decline. Drillers following behind noticed sparks coming out from under the haul truck and notified the operator. The operator stopped the haul truck, reversed... Read more


Underground Mine Fire Preparedness - Part 3 – Underground Fire-Fighting Experiences And Workers Perceptions Or Training And Readiness For Fire-Fighting

This is the third in a series of four articles that discuss underground fire fighting preparedness. In this article, we describe miners experience with in fighting underground mine fires and present their perceptions of training and readiness for fire-fighting ... Read more


HSE Approved specifications for fire resistance and hygiene of hydraulic fluids for use in machinery and equipment in mines

This document gives requirements for fire resistant fluids intended for use in all underground mines and gives guidance on achieving a minimum level of safety in their end use application. ... Read more


The prevention and control of fire and explosion in mines

Fires and explosions have the potential to kill many people. This guidance tells you how to comply with the law; how to carry out fire and explosion risk assessments; and how to identify the measures necessary to avoid, control and... Read more


SB 106 Recall of faulty Bulbeck 4.5 and 9 kg fire extinguishers

A recent departmental Safety Newsflash warned of the failure of hand-held fire extinguishers in a New South Wales coal mine. More information has since been received from Bulbeck Fire Industries (BFI). The fire extinguishers concerned are manufactured in Malaysia and are SAI... Read more


MSB No. 008 Recharging of fixed fire suppression systems

Routine maintenance of mobile equipment, fitted with fixed fire suppression systems, may necessitate the discharge and recharge of the fire suppression systems in accordance with the equipment suppliers service manuals. In recharging a fire suppression system it is normal practice to... Read more


UPDATE ON FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

Safety Alert SA 00-21, issued in September 2000, referred to a major fire on an excavator at an open cut coal mine, and in particular the failure of the on-board fire suppression system, as well as the escape procedures for... Read more


SB 47 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 then explode. A lesser-known danger arises when the combustion takes place inside the tyre, with no... Read more


Printed: 26 September, 2017.


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