Mining maintenance mishaps

A SAFETY and health snapshot of injuries suffered by workers in Western Australia’s mining sector from July 2018 to June 2019 shows that of the 1324 injuries reported, more than one third happened during maintenance or repair work.

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Maintenance work is prone to injuries

According to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, maintaining equipment and machinery can sometimes involve unusual working conditions, non-routine tasks and close contact with