Mineworker lucky to escape injury after sheave fall

Mineworker lucky to escape injury after sheave fall

The sheave wheel fell into a demarcated no-go zone.

Sustainability

22 OCTOBER 2020
Dangerous movement of dragline boom

Dangerous movement of dragline boom

The regulator said it was essential such a task had a documented procedure.

Sustainability

21 OCTOBER 2020
Hunter Valley operators cop prohibition notices

Hunter Valley operators cop prohibition notices

There were 14 prohibition notices issued under section 195 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Sustainability

20 OCTOBER 2020
Fluid under pressure hits fitter's hand

Fluid under pressure hits fitter's hand

An initial investigation indicates that residual pressure was retained in the circuit.

Sustainability

19 OCTOBER 2020
Pile of materials stops vehicle after brake fade

Pile of materials stops vehicle after brake fade

The service truck operator had gone to apply the brakes to further slow the vehicle down.

Sustainability

14 OCTOBER 2020
NSW to maintain inspection of COVID-19 measures at mine sites

NSW to maintain inspection of COVID-19 measures at mine sites

Most operators implemented appropriate controls with only a small number of issues being identified....

Sustainability

13 OCTOBER 2020
Operator sprayed with hydraulic oil

Operator sprayed with hydraulic oil

The hose pack return hose was damaged by a piece of coal as the roof bolter head extended.

Sustainability

13 OCTOBER 2020
Changes to NSW regulations around self-rescuers

Changes to NSW regulations around self-rescuers

In-service testing of self-rescuers can be carried out up until the OEM's recommended service life.

Sustainability

12 OCTOBER 2020
Near miss after truck operator fails to see approaching vehicle

Near miss after truck operator fails to see approaching vehicle

Both the haul truck and light vehicle operators saw each other in time to stop their vehicles.

Sustainability

12 OCTOBER 2020
Operator lucky to be unharmed after excavator touches power lines

Operator lucky to be unharmed after excavator touches power lines

When the excavator bucket contacted the ground, the operator lifted the boom and continued tramming....

Sustainability

02 OCTOBER 2020
Auger sleeve gets the finger

Auger sleeve gets the finger

Workers must be trained to identify potential hazards when undertaking unplanned tasks.

Processing

01 OCTOBER 2020
Dozer tips

Dozer tips

The dozer became unbalanced and slowly tipped onto its right-side track.

Sustainability

30 SEPTEMBER 2020