ENVIRONMENT

Hydraulic systems safety focus after worker cops spray

A MINER copping a spray of oil at an underground coal mine has prompted the New South Wales Resources Regulator to warn miners to ensure they conduct risk assessments on hydraulic systems and identify and provide effective controls for areas where trapped fluid poses a hazard.

 The investigation identified that the powered lower circuit entrapped fluid.

The investigation identified that the powered lower circuit entrapped fluid.

A worker was replacing a leg cylinder on a breaker line support. While positioning to install the top pin, the yield valve sprayed oil onto the worker. The investigation identified that the powered...

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