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Weekly incident summary - week ending 29 October 2021
30 reportable incidents, 1 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0040949

Underground metals
Fire or explosion

Summary: A loader operator suffered serious burns from a fire on a loader while operating underground. All underground personnel retreated to refuge chambers before evacuating the mine. Workers did not fight the fire because of the loader's proximity to charged rings at the draw point.
Comments to industry: This incident is under investigation and further information may be published later.

Other publications of interest

These incidents are included for your review. The NSW Resources Regulator does not endorse the findings or recommendations of these incidents. It is your legal duty to exercise due diligence to ensure the business complies with its work health and safety obligations.
International (fatal)

Publication: MSHA
Mine fatality
On 19 October, 2021, a 58-year-old mechanic with 17 years' experience was fatally injured when an articulated haul truck bed collapsed on him while he performed maintenance on the truck.
International (other, non-fatal)

Publication: MinEX NZ
Rockfall damages crusher
Over the course of a weekend, a rock dislodged from a quarry face, rolled down the face and hit a mobile crusher in the pit.
National (fatal)

Publication: Resources Safety and Health Queensland (coal)

Coal mine worker crushed by moving plant - safety alert #399
On 30 October 2021, a worker suffered fatal injuries in an incident that occurred during a routine wash down of a rear dump truck being undertaken by four coal mine workers.

Publication: Department of Mine, Industry, Regulation and Safety WA
Field technician collapses during exploration activities
A worker suffered severe heat stress and collapsed while completing exploration activities. The worker did not regain consciousness.
Note: this incident occurred in 2018 and is included as the mine operator was recently prosecuted.
National (other, non-fatal)

Publication: Resources Safety and Health Queensland (coal)
Overburden drill falls onto light vehicle - safety alert #397
A coal mine worker (CWP) suffered injuries when a blasthole drill toppled on its side at a coal mine.
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*While the majority of incidents are reported and recorded within a week of the event, some are notified outside this time period. The incidents in this report therefore have not necessarily occurred in a one week period. All newly recorded incidents, whatever the incident date, are reviewed by the Chief Inspector and senior staff each week and summarised in this report. For more comprehensive statistical data refer to our Safety Performance Measures Reports and our Business Activity Reports.
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