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Maintenance of Safety Critical Systems - Braking, Steering & Warning Systems

What There has been several incidents relating to the failure of braking and steering systems on mobile equipment. Why Failure of the braking and steering systems on the mobile equipment Recommendations Recommendations relate to failure of the braking system, condition of the road, operator error,... 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


AS 3873-2001 Pressure Equipment - Operation and Maintenance

Regulation 6.26 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) state: (1)         An employer must ensure that —             (a)         gas cylinders comply with AS 2030; and             (b)         pressure equipment (other than gas cylinders) that is covered by AS... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 160

During the cleaning out of a run-of-mine (ROM) crusher bin at an Eastern Goldfields mine, two maintenance personnel were crushed between the bin and an excavator counterweight. They sustained serious injuries, including multiple fractures. The excavator was being used to clean... Read more


SB 4 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 associated with maintenance work carried out underground on continuous miners. While the most recent accidents, one in Queensland (22/05/99) and... Read more


MAINTENANCE FITTER KILLED BY FALLING BELT CLAMP BEAM

A coal mine maintenance fitter was fatally injured when the lifting cables of two hand winches failed and he was crushed under a heavy steel conveyor belt clamp beam. Key findings and recommendations are presented. ... Read more


Purchase, Operation and Maintenance of Underground Diesel Engined Mining Equipment

A comprehensive guideline for the design and maintenance of diesel engined equipment to be used in underground mines. The guide covers a wide range of specifications relevant to safety and fire prevention on diesel vehicles. A list of applicable Australian... Read more


MDG 39 Handbook for Approval Assessment of Transport Braking Systems on Free-Steered Vehicles in Underground Coal Mines

This handbook outlines requirements for design, installation, testing and maintenance of braking systems fitted to free-steered vehicles in underground coal mines. It aims to minimise risk of injury to all mine workers by providing an assessment document to assist persons... Read more


AS/NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Selection, Installation and Maintenance

Regulation 21 of the Mining and Quarrying Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: (1) A person must not carry out work on electrical equipment that has explosion-protection, unless the person has the competencies to carry out the work. (2) In... Read more


AS/NZS 1873.1:2003 Power-Activated (PA) Hand-Held Fastening Tools

Under Regulation 422 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (WA): The principal employer at, and the manager of, a mine must ensure that construction work at the mine is carried out in accordance with the applicable Australian Standards. This Standard is specified... Read more


AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 Industrial Fall-Arrest Systems and Devices

About this Standard: Specifies requirements and sets out recommendations for the selection, safe use and maintenance of industrial fall-arrest systems and devices based on the use of safety harnesses (including belts), horizontal life lines and rails, fall-arrest devices, and associated lanyards,... Read more


Beaching of vessels to perform maintenance

A fishing tour operator received fatal crush injuries after beaching his vessel on its keel to perform maintenance. The vessel was balanced on its keel allowing access to both sides of the vessel. The deceased was underneath the vessel when... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 169

In late 2010, an employee sustained fatal injuries after apparently being struck by a suspension component that was ejected under high pressure during a routine maintenance operation. ... Read more


INVESTIGATION UNIT Fatal injuries during maintenance of shearer loader at underground coal mine

What Incident underground at a coal mine in Hunter Valley Replacing shear shaft of shearer loader Coupling breaks off and struck mineworker Injuries were fatal as a result of the combined effects of blood loss and brain injury Why Shearer loader isolation removed before maintenance work... Read more


MDG 33 Guideline for Design, Commissioning and Maintenance of Drum Winders Part 1 of 2

A guideline for the design and commissioning of drum winders at underground coal mines in New South Wales. Sections are included on ropes, braking systems, mechanical devices, drift haulages, shaft winders, and shaft sinking winders. Chapters on commissioning and testing... Read more


MDG 33 Guideline for Design, Commissioning and Maintenance of Drum Winders Part 2 of 2

A guideline for the design and commissioning of drum winders at underground coal mines in New South Wales. Sections are included on ropes, braking systems, mechanical devices, drift haulages, shaft winders, and shaft sinking winders. Chapters on commissioning and testing... Read more


Two-post light vehicle maintenance hoists

Many mines are now installing light vehicle service hoists to improve the availability of site vehicles. Typically there are two types of hoist used for this purpose: two-post and four-post. The increased installation of two-post hoists is causing concern due to... Read more


DRAGLINE OPERATOR INJURED DURING MAINTENANCE

A drag line operator sustained fractures to his ribs and back when he was hit in the chest by a heavy steel winch component, knocked over an unprotected edge and fell more than two metres to the ground. ... Read more


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


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 152

What An unloaded Caterpillar 789C haul truck and light vehicle collided at a controlled mine intersection. The right side front and rear wheels of the haul truck ran over and crushed the cab of the light vehicle. The light vehicle driver... Read more



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