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Weekly incident summary - week ending 13 August 2021
30 reportable incidents, 1 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0040477

Open cut mine
Summary: A worker was attempting to rectify a jammed conveyor belt when he slipped and fell into the feed chute of the conveyor. The worker was engulfed as the plate feeder continued to feed material from the hopper. A loader driver, operating nearby, heard the trapped worker yelling for help and stopped the plate feeder. The operator then freed the trapped worker from the chute. The worker suffered internal injuries.
Comments to industry: This incident is under investigation. Further information may be published later.

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International (fatal)

Publication: MSHA
Mine fatality 
– On 1 August 2021, a mine worker, while traveling in a personnel carrier to the mine portal, drowned during a flash flood. The mine worker exited the personnel carrier as the floodwater engulfed the vehicle. As the mine worker attempted to assist other mine workers, he was carried away by the floodwater. 
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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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