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Weekly incident summary - week ending 27 August 2021
37 reportable incidents, 1 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0040631

Underground coal mine
Summary: The lift frame welds of an Eimco 130 LHD failed and dropped the load. At the time, the operator was stopping at a set of block lights. The LHD was carrying a QDS pod loaded with four pallets. The operator was uninjured.
Comments to industry: The maintenance regimes for mobile plant must include inspection and testing of lifting components on mobile plant, including hired plant. Where mobile plant may be used with man baskets, the risk profile increases and requires a more rigorous regime. Mine operators must ensure that equipment used for lifting and carrying is operated within the safe working limits of the mobile plant and any attachments.

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International (fatal)

Publication: MSHA

Mine fatality – On 11 August 2021, a 53-year-old contract truck driver with ten years’ experience was fatally injured while conducting a pre-operational examination of a truck. The rear wheels of the vehicle struck the truck driver when the truck rolled forward.

National (other, non-fatal)
Publication: DMIRS (WA)
Safety and health snapshot – August 2021

Publication: DMIRS (WA)
Workers ejected from underground work platform – Mines Safety Bulletin #184
In July 2020, a service crew at an underground mine was hanging an electrical trailing cable for a jumbo drill in an ore drive, when two workers were tipped out of a work platform (WP) attached to an integrated tool carrier (ITC).

Publication: DMIRS (WA)
Uncontrolled movement of vehicles and plant – Safety bulletin 02/2021

WorkSafe has recently had several reported incidents involving the unplanned and uncontrolled movement of plant or vehicles, which have resulted in the death or serious injury of workers.

Publication: DMIRS (WA)
Off-highway haul truck tyre blowout in workshop injures workers – Safety alert 06/2021

In February 2020, a haul truck arrived at a workshop for maintenance with no tyres fitted in position 4 or 5. The position 6 tyre casing blew out 15 days later. Four workers were working on the haul truck near the tyre. One worker was thrown backwards by the percussive shock wave and knocked unconscious. Two other workers received minor injuries (ringing in ears and light bruises). The workshop walls were damaged and projectile shrapnel was found up to 17 metres from the position 6 tyre.
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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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