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Weekly incident summary - week ending 12 February 2021
39 reportable incidents, 1 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0039212

Underground metal mine
Summary: An operator sustained serious injuries when the loader he was operating drove over the edge of a stope and fell 20 metres to the level below. The loader was a tele-remote loader which was being manually operated at the time. Further investigations are continuing. 
Comments to industry: Mine operators should have a documented safe work procedure for manually tipping material into an open stope void. The installation, inspection and maintenance of stop blocks and bunds should be considered when developing risk controls for manually tipping into stopes. Procedures for the changeover from tele-remote operation to manual loader operation should be implemented and adhered to by loader operators.
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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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