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International (other non-fatal)
Fall protection - product notice
3M Fall Protection has learned of the possibility of a manufacturing defect in a dorsal D-ring utilised in ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018.
Safety Alert - Fly rock incident
During a blast, fly rock was ejected about 300 metres beyond the exclusion zone and into an area where people were thought to be in the safe zone.
NMN Serious accident alert facility - cemen
On 7 May, 2019, a miner suffered burns to his body when superheated gases carrying hot, fine, alkaline particles were forcefully expelled through an open process vessel door.
The worker was on a platform 5 to 6 feet above other miners who were setting off a Cardox charge to free a blockage in the vessel. He opened the door around the same time they set off the charge.
: MinEx NZ
Water cart rollover
The operator of an articulated water cart reversed down a ramp with the spray bars turned on. The rear right tyre rode up a rock face about 600 millimetres high and the truck body, with half a tank of water, tipped onto its right-hand side.
The operator tried to drive forward while the body was tipping, which caused the cab of the truck to tip to the opposite side. The operator was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
Worker fatally injured after fall off steel stillage
A male worker has died after falling from a steel stillage that had been raised on the tines of a forklift. While oxy-cutting steel beams, the stillage became unstable and fell from the raised tines of the forklift, landing on the concrete surface about 4.5 metres below.
National (other, non-fatal)
MSB no 164 Wheels detaching from graders
The government of Western Australia has received reports of potentially serious incidents involving graders when either a front steering wheel or a driving wheel experienced catastrophic failure of its stub axle, resulting in the wheel suddenly detaching during operation.