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AS 1576.1:2010 Scaffolding

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


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


Failure of Scaffolding

What A worker sustained two dislocated shoulders and a fracture to the shoulder when the decking of scaffolding collapsed causing him to fall 3.5m onto a moving conveyor. Why Ledgers to be installed as spreader bars were not present in one bay of... 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


Rolling Scaffolds

If a worker falls from a rolling scaffold, or if the scaffold collapses, serious injuries can result. This guideline explains the controls and precautions that should be taken to prevent such injuries. It also provides a practical inspection checklist ... Read more


Identification Tool for Aluminium Mobile Scaffolding

A safety fact sheet that details occupational hazards associated with working on mobile aluminium scaffolding. A wide variety of tasks are covered, the associated possible hazards, their accompanying risks, and the ways to manage these risks and hazard. ... Read more


Struck On Head By Build-Up Of Rust

A contract maintenance crew was carrying out repairs to a leach tank in a gold processing plant and were re-sheeting the inside of the tank. An apprentice boilermaker was relocating the mobile scaffolding within the leach tank when a piece... Read more


Failure Of Exploration Drill Rig Mast

While raising the mast of a LM 1300 series exploration drill rig a catastrophic loss of oil pressure in the hydraulic ram occurred. The hydraulic ram is used to raise or lower the drill mast and this failure resulted in... 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


METAL/NON-METAL MINE FATALITY - Fatal Fall of Person

What A contractor laborer was fatally injured at an alumina operation. The victim was standing on a horizontal pipe scaffold support when he lost his balance and fell about 57 feet. Why The accident occurred because management policies failed to ensure that persons... Read more


Fatal Fall of Person Accident

What A contractor laborer was fatally injured at an alumina operation. The victim was standing on a horizontal pipe scaffold support when he lost his balance and fell about 57 feet. Why The accident occurred because management policies failed to ensure that persons... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mine (Cement Plant) Fatal Fall of Person Accident CDK Contracting Company (L35) Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico

What A 50-year-old iron worker (contractor employee) with 36 weeks mining experience was fatally injured at a cement operation. The victim was descending a scaffold ladder when he fell 42 feet to the ground below. Why The accident was caused by the failure... Read more


Safety Soapbox - 19 October 2010

Health and safety news for the construction, utilities, mining and quarrying industries. In this edition: Editorial: perception of health and safety from a civil contractor's point of view Recent asbestos issues in Victoria Restarting concrete boom pumps Man critical after factory explosion Safer scaffolds QLD: Man receives... Read more


Major Hazard Standard: Safe Working at Height

The purpose of this Standard is to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries on all WMC sites resulting from persons falling from one level to another. This Standard applies to all work performed at height. This Standard covers requirements for: Designing,... Read more


Struck On Head By Build-Up of Rust

What A contract maintenance crew were re-sheeting the inside of the tank. On relocation of the mobile scaffolding within the leach tank a piece of rust fell 10 metres hitting an apprentice. A cut to the left side of his head,... Read more


Working near overhead powerlines

This information bulletin suggests ways to minimise the risk of injury or death. Powerlines are a potential hazard to mobile plant operators and persons erecting or working from scaffolding. ... Read more


Fatal Machinery Accident, Blacksville No. 2 Mine. Wana, West Virginia. U.S.A.

What Welding a catwalk support bracket to the edge of an opening in the fourth floor deck of Prep Plant, the victim squatted down on scaffold board to look at a weld. He was pulled back into the washer when... Read more


Fatal Machinery Accident, Blacksville No. 2 Mine. Wana, West Virginia. U.S.A.

Welding a catwalk support bracket to the edge of an opening in the fourth floor deck of Prep Plant, the victim squatted down on scaffold board to look at a weld. He was pulled back into the washer when... Read more


Worsley Valve Lifting Frame

Problem These valves can weigh up to 200kg and are often awkwardly positioned. ; Historically large valves were manually removed which often resulted in injuries ; some severe Solution The Worsley Valve Lifting Frame Benefits It is in alliance with Worsleys aim of working towards... Read more


Overhead Powerline Hazards

Overhead power lines can present a serious hazard at: Storage yards; delivery areas; Mobile equipment maintenance, parking, and fueling areas; Haulage and access roads, Construction sites, particularly if cranes or scaffolds in use; Unintentional buildup of roadways under overhead... Read more



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