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Weekly incident summary - 14 January 2022
38 reportable incidents, 3 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0041395

Quarry
 
Summary: A dump truck with its tray raised hit and pulled down live overhead powerlines. The truck continued to drive forward.
Comments to industry: Operators should consider the risks associated with all activities that may occur near overhead power lines, irrespective of the frequency or complexity of the activity. Consideration should be given to all controls to prevent equipment encroaching on safe approach distances for high voltage overhead power lines, including: 
  • alternate travel routes or work sites 
  • limits on maximum height for any equipment that may travel, or be transported below, or work near overhead power lines 
  • warning signs or barriers (temporary or permanent) for overhead power lines (include safe height limits). 
Refer to Safety Alert: SA20-08 Drill rig contacts 22kV power line

Dangerous incident | IncNot0041408

Open cut coal
Roads or other vehicle operating areas
Summary: A light vehicle failed to stop and give way to a haul truck at a T-intersection when the truck was turning right. The vehicle and haul truck stopped 18 metres apart. There were no injuries.
Comments to industry: Mine operators must ensure they have appropriate controls in place to manage the risks associated with heavy and light vehicle interactions. Mine operators must ensure all roadways, intersections and park-up areas are designed, constructed, and maintained to safely manage interactions between mobile plant and light vehicles.

Refer to Safety Alert: SA20-09 Operating mobile plant - Incidents and near misses

Dangerous incident | IncNot0041417

Open cut coal
Roads or other vehicle operating areas
Summary: A truck hauling reject incorrectly turned left into an outgoing lane intersection. A light vehicle was approaching the intersection. The operator of vehicle identified the truck and came to a stop before the intersection. The truck identified the vehicle as it began its left-hand turn, at which point the vehicle was about 25 metres away from the intersection. 
Comments to industry: Mine operators must ensure they have appropriate controls in place to manage the risks associated with heavy and light vehicle interactions. Mine operators must ensure all roadways, intersections and park up areas are designed, constructed, and maintained to safely manage interactions between mobile plant and light vehicles.

Refer to Safety Alert: SA20-09 Operating mobile plant - Incidents and near misses
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You can find all our guidance and incident related publications (that is, safety alerts, safety bulletins, incident information releases, weekly incident summaries and investigation reports) on our website: resourcesregulator.nsw.gov.au

*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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