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Transport Service Brake Failure

What The service brake failed to stop an underground man transport vehicle while travelling around a corner at slow speed when the operator applied the service brake. The transport vehicle was on full steering lock. Why There are two causal factors which both... Read more


QGN01: Out of Service Procedures

The purpose of this Guidance Note QGN01 is to provide practical guidance to companies, employers and employees about the use of out of service procedures to prevent the use of plant that is not fit for use, or would otherwise... Read more


AS/NZS 3788:2006 Pressure Equipment - In-Service Inspection

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


In-service failures of explosion-protected diesel engine systems

Clause 56(1)(m) of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (CMHSR) requires notification by the Coal Operator to the Chief Inspector of any incident or matter involving – ‘the in-service failure of the explosion-protection characteristics of explosion-protected plant’. Safety Bulletin SB08-05... Read more


MSB No. 026 Service pipe ranges

A number of recent incidents in mines have prompted the inspectorate to issue this bulletin regarding the potential for serious injury to arise during the course of work on service pipe columns. A great deal of energy is stored in pipe... Read more


Investigation Report Serious injury involving longwall service cassettes at the Beltana Mine

On 21 August 2008, at about 5.30 pm, Mr Gregory Thomas received serious injuries to his lower right leg. The injuries resulted from his leg being crushed between the couplings of two longwall service cassettes that were being joined together... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mine (Nonmetallic Mineral N.E.C.) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident Daly Pit Jim's Water Service, Inc. Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming

What A 63-year-old equipment operator with 30 years mining experience was fatally injured at a surface pebble stone mine. The victim was standing by a pick-up truck when he was struck from behind by a run-a-way front-end loader. The loader operator... Read more


Water Quality Protection Guidelines No. 7

This guideline has been prepared by the Water and Rivers Commission in consultation with the WA Department of Environmental Protection and the WA Department of Minerals and Energy. It applies to all sites where mechanical servicing of mining equipment and... Read more


Health Services and Facilities Guideline

The purpose of this document is to describe the requirements for the provision of occupational health services at WMC operational sites to support: occupational health surveillance of the workplace and employees; pre-placement and periodical medical assessment; rehabilitation; counselling; health promotion... Read more


UNDERGROUND COAL MINE) FATAL ELECTRICAL ACCIDENT Glem Company (A80) Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia at Still Run No. 4, Century

What An electrical contractor, with 16 years of experience, was fatally injured when he contacted high voltage power while installing pole mounted capacitors. Why Failure to examine and/or test the electrical equipment prior to placing it in service resulted in the fatal accident.... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mine (Nonmetallic Mineral N.E.C.) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident Daly Pit Jim's Water Service, Inc. Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming

What A 63-year-old equipment operator with 30 years mining experience was fatally injured at a surface pebble stone mine. The victim was standing by a pick-up truck when he was struck from behind by a run-a-way front-end loader. The loader operator... Read more


Penetration into concealed services-buildings and structures

What An electrical contractor drilled through the outside of the mounting panel of a Motor Control Cubicle (MCC) for the blower fans on a dragline. The drill bit came into contact with a live 415V cable. The resulting flash caused some... Read more


Service Truck Tyre Failure

What A fitter in a park-up area escaped with minor injuries when a service truck tyre burst two to three metres away. Why On investigation it was found that the truck was driven with the park brake at least partially applied and the... Read more


Loss of Control of Service Vehicles

What Two incidents occurred in underground mines where there was a loss of control of a service vehicle while travelling down the decline. Why In both of the cases the brakes were poorly maintained and the operators driving the vehicles were not competent... Read more


Concept, Design, Construction and Commissioning of Four Wheel Drive Vehicles (To Safely Service Fifty One Kilometres of Overland Conveyors)

Problem The route taken by the Overland Bauxite Conveyor (OBC) is through the Darling Range escarpment, rising over the top of the range and into deep valleys and river systems. To accommodate the range of terrain covered, the OBC is not... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mill (Nonmetallic Mineral) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident Atlas Services (5IU) DeQuincy, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana at DeQuincy Plant Asbury

What A 42-year-old laborer (contractor employee) with no mining experience was fatally injured at a surface milling operation. The victim, who worked for a contractor hired to mow grass on the plant site, was operating a tractor attached to a rotary... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mill (Nonmetallic Mineral) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident Atlas Services (5IU) DeQuincy, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana at DeQuincy Plant Asbury

What A 42-year-old laborer (contractor employee) with no mining experience was fatally injured at a surface milling operation. The victim, who worked for a contractor hired to mow grass on the plant site, was operating a tractor attached to a rotary... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mill (Crushed Limestone) Fatal Fall of Person Accident Godwin Material Service, Inc. (UGI) Brantley, Crenshaw County, Alabama at

What A 59-year-old truck driver (contractor employee) with 2 years mining experience was fatally injured at a limestone operation. The victim was standing on the rear tires of his loaded trailer installing a tarp, when he slipped and fell 41... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mill (Crushed Limestone) Fatal Fall of Person Accident Godwin Material Service, Inc. (UGI) Brantley, Crenshaw County, Alabama at

What A 59-year-old truck driver (contractor employee) with 2 years mining experience was fatally injured at a limestone operation. The victim was standing on the rear tires of his loaded trailer installing a tarp, when he slipped and fell 41... Read more



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