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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

SB 77 Earthmover Tyre and Rim Safety

Tyres, rims and wheel assemblies are safety-critical items that must be maintained and used correctly to achieve acceptable levels of risk. Inadequate earthmover tyre and rim maintenance carries considerable inherent risk of personal injury and death, as confirmed through several... 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

SB 103 Integrity testing of earthmover rims

Earthmover tyres, rims and wheel assemblies are safety critical items which must be maintained and used correctly to achieve levels of acceptable risk. A 2004 investigation into several fatal accidents involving earthmover tyres and rims, both in Australia and in Australasia,... 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

Light Vehicle Rim Cracking

While towing a trailer with a four wheel drive vehicle, the driver noticed a change to the steering. A check revealed one of the wheel rims had split. An investigation at the mine then discovered many light vehicle rims were... Read more


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

Alloy rim cracking and failure

A light vehicle travelling at low speed through a mine industrial area struck a pot hole and the wheel rim separated from the hub section of the front offside tyre. Rim failure can cause a driver to lose control, leading... 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

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

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

MSB No. 009 Off-highway mobile earth moving equipment (tyres)

The trend to replace biased (cross-ply) tyres with radial tyres, on off-highway earthmoving equipment, fitted with multi-piece rims has resulted in a relatively high incidence of rim failures due to fatigue in service. Attempts to remove a tyre/rim assembly (ie. wheel)... Read more

Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 124

A self employed mine worker was fatally injured when struck by a wheel assembly he had fitted and was in the process of inflating. The assembly consisted of a 7.5 x 16 tyre and a 7.5 x 16 inner tube being... Read more

Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 72

A maintenance fitter received fatal, multiple injuries when a split rim tyre assembly exploded whilst being fitted to a BHB mobile crane. The tyre had been inflated to 150 kpa (22 psi) and the fitter had been instructed to install... Read more

Transformer Primary Protection Fails To Isolate Fault

What A plant operator received a severe electric shock as he was working to replace the lid on a cable pit. The cable pit housed consumers mains running from the supply transformer to the main switch-room, some 56m away. After removing... Read more

Handling earthmoving equipment tyres

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) released Safety Bulletin No. 89 on 13 November 2009 about a series of incidents involving earthmoving equipment tyres and the operation of tyre-handling machinery. There have been seven fatalities involving the... Read more

Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 83

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

Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 5

A split ring tyre assembly exploded whilst being fitted to the rear axle of a drilling rig. The tyre was inflated to 675 kPa (98 psi) at the time of fitting. The force of the explosion propelled the tyre and... Read more

Violent Tyre Rupture On Dump Truck

What The sidewall of rear inner tyre on a Caterpillar 777 dump truck ruptured violently while parked outside the workshop. The operator who was greasing the front suspension struts was hurled out from under the truck but escaped injury. Fortunately, he... Read more

Truck Driver Raises Tray Under Powerlines

What A truck driver narrowly escaped death when he raised the tray of his on-road haulage truck into 11,000 volt overhead power lines. Why The driver was employed by a contractor to haul concentrate from a mine site. His truck was parked at... Read more

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