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Weekly incident summary - week ending 9 September 2022
35 reportable incidents, 3 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0042957

Construction materials
Roads or other vehicle operating areas
Summary: The tub of an articulated dump truck tipped over when it was backing onto a dump. As the rear wheels travelled over some soft, uneven material, the weight shifted and the tub rolled.
Comments to industry: The stability of articulated vehicles is a known risk that needs to be managed at mine sites. Areas where loads are dumped should be constructed and maintained to ensure stable operations when tipping occurs.
Refer to:
Safety Bulletin SB18-07 Safe systems of work for mobile plant

Dangerous incident | IncNot0042961

Construction materials
Roads or other vehicle operating areas
Summary: A light vehicle was approaching an intersection, travelling uphill and intending to turn left. The driver changed his mind and decided to travel to the right. As he reversed the vehicle, the back wheels rode up onto a bund. The driver tried to drive off the bund while reversing. The vehicle rolled onto its side. The driver was uninjured.
Comments to industry: Vehicle operators must always remain situationally aware and focused on controlling their vehicle, especially when reversing. If contact is made with a bund when reversing, the driver should stop the vehicle and not continue to travel on the bund. 

Dangerous incident | IncNot0042988

Underground metals mine
Fire or explosion
Summary: A hydraulic hose on a spray rig failed while it was operating underground. Oil sprayed over the hot engine and ignited. A worker activated the onboard fire suppression system, which extinguished the fire.
Comments to industry: The inspection and replacement of hydraulic hoses on mobile plant should be included in the mine’s maintenance management system. Pre-use inspections and scheduled maintenance works should include inspections for damage that may impact the integrity of fluid power systems and components.
For further information refer to: MDG-41-Fluid-power-systems

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.
National (other, non-fatal)
Resources Safety & Health Queensland
Thirty-five assessors took part in a safety exercise at Oaky North Coal Mine on 26 October 2021. The exercise was run late in the year due to restrictions related to Covid–19, which also prevented the involvement of assessors from NSW mines rescue service. The scenario was based on an underground fire in the mine's main intake necessitating the evacuation of inbye coal mine workers to a place of safety. The major recommendations made by the 35 assessors can be grouped into 4 categories, being information/data management, self-escape, first response and the Queensland Mine Rescue Service.

Resources Safety & Health Queensland
Resources Safety & Health Queensland has released the July 2022 Incident Periodical for recent high potential incidents from the Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate. Incidents detailed in this periodical include a fire that destroyed a rear dump truck, a serious crush injury when a worker pinned between an LHD and a concrete pump, failure of a surface gas drainage plant resulting in methane exceedances, dragline contacting a cable tractor, derailment of a stacker/reclaimer.
ISR22-36 | Go to the 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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