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.
A miner fell into a portable load out bin on January 8, 2020 and died at the scene.
A mine examiner was travelling down the slope in a personnel carrier on his way into the mine. Evidence indicates that the personnel carrier struck the left rib near the bottom of the slope. The mine examiner was found unresponsive beside his vehicle.
A contract maintenance mechanic was performing elevator maintenance when the elevator car descended, crushing the mechanic against an elevator platform. The person died at the scene on December 3, 2019.
Publication: SafeWork NSW
Apprentice auto electrician fatality
An 18-year-old apprentice auto electrician died in an incident at a workshop in Brocklehurst, north of Dubbo. The young worker was found trapped between the cab of the truck and its engine.
National (other, non-fatal)
Braking performance of relocation systems for heavy mining equipment – MSB No 170
Relocating heavy mining equipment within surface mining areas and on mine roads is a common task in the industry. Due to their large size and weight, tracked excavators in the 400-500 tonne class present issues when they require relocation.