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On 18 August 2020, a 21-year-old labourer, who was employed at a mine, entered a cone crusher to remove a blockage in the material chute. While he was inside the crusher cone an amount of material flowed from the chute, engulfing his legs and lower torso. He was extricated by emergency services and flown to hospital. He died later the next day. An investigation into the incident is continuing.
National (other, non-fatal)
Publication: DNRME (Qld)
Managing gas on open cut coal mines – Mines safety bulletin no.186
Coal mine workers at open cut sites are often not aware that flammable and toxic gases may be present and pose a significant risk during normal mining activities at open cut operations.
Publication: Queensland Mines Inspectorate (Coal)
Methane ignited by friction generated during rib bolting – Safety Alert No.375
During the installation of a steel rib bolt, frictional contact between the rotating steel bolt and a steel rib mesh strand generated enough heat to ignite methane that was present behind the plate at the installation point.