State safety warning after tool carrier tip over

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety reminds miners using integrated tool carriers to review the original equipment manufacturer’s operating parameters to make sure the machines are suitable for the tasks expected of them, after an IT tipped over onto its side while being used for service work in an underground decline.

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Underground mining is fraught with dangers.

In the February 2017 incident at an unnamed mine site in WA, two underground workers were using an IT to finish a task at the intersection of a decline and a link drive, with the  IT parked in