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.
International (other, non-fatal)
US Mine Safety and Health
The MSHA has released a fatality alert for an incident on 21 July 2022. A miner suffered fatal injuries when his right arm became entangled in an auger (screw) conveyor. Best practices include securing all conveyors in place during normal operation, and to keep tools, clothing and body parts away from moving conveyors. The mine should de-energise, lock out, tag out and block machinery against hazardous motion before performing repairs and maintenance.
National (other, non-fatal)
SafeWork SA reminds all mine operators to develop, implement and maintain safe systems of work following a serious injury to an underground miner on 3 August 2022. The incident occurred when a Jumbo operator was in the process of installing a dewatering pump using the Jumbo boom. While tramming forward, it is believed that the Jumbo ran over the dewatering pump line hose, causing the hose connection to fail on the pump. The hose connection consequently flung back under pressure and hit a worker standing near the rear of the Jumbo, causing serious facial injuries.
Resources Safety & Health Queensland
Resources Safety & Health Queensland have released the June 2022 Incident Periodical detailing recent high potential incidents for the Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate. Incidents include a strangler valve failing to shut down a diesel engine system, a dozer making contact with a dragline at a surface mine, a gas exceedance at an underground mine and 3 dozer rollovers at surface mines.