Flying pin incident prompts hot work permit systems review call

MINE operators should implement a review of hot work permit systems, thermal lancing procedures, and of the system for appointing workers authorised to perform these procedures, the New South Wales Resources Regulator has warned in its causal investigation of an incident at Glencore’s Ravensworth coal mine.

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On July 9, while using a lance to remove a seized pin from the rear-axle link of a Cat 797 dump truck at the open cut coal mine, a worker was struck by the heavy-duty pin when it was ejected