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Weekly incident summary - week ending 26 November 2021
55 reportable incidents, 1 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0041119

Underground metals
Summary: A worker conducting pre-start checks on an underground Jumbo drill rig could not restart the power packs. The emergency stops were checked and the power to the machine cycled. The worker went to the control cabinet and found that a miniature circuit breaker had tripped. When he reset the breaker, he suffered an electric shock and small burn to his wrist, which was resting on the door. 
Comments to industry: Mine operators must ensure that fit-for-purpose electrical installations are maintained in a state without risk to workers. The maintenance of ingress protection (IP) ratings and security of enclosures to prevent unauthorised access should be routinely verified to ensure compliance. Mine operators should also ensure workers are aware of procedures and competency requirements for the restoration of electrical protection.

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National (fatal)

Publication: Resources Safety and Health, Queensland (coal)
Safety alert #403 - Fatal accident when coal mine worker was struck by rotating dragline
A worker suffered fatal injuries in an incident that occurred when he was performing cable relocation work on the dragline within the operational swing boundaries of the dragline.
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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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