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Weekly incident summary - week ending 16 October 2020
30 reportable incidents, 1 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0038460

Underground coal mine 
Summary: Workers were installing timber props in an underground roadway. Following the installation of one prop, the workers noticed that it was not vertical and decided to fix the alignment. One worker was hammering a timber wedge at the base of the prop when a wedge at the top of the prop fell and struck the worker on the head and neck.
Comments to industry:  Mines must identify new hazards that may be introduced by changes to traditional work practices and assess the risk associated with the hazard. If there is a risk of heavy objects falling into a work zone then appropriate controls must be put in place to protect workers from injury.

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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 (other non-fatal) 

Publication: MinEx NZ
Unsafe work from height
A trainee worker was spotted standing on a grizzly, to clear rocks caught in the bars, while the plant was running.
ISR20-42 | Go to website


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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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