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Weekly incident summary - week ending 8 October 2021
22 reportable incidents, 1 summarised below

Dangerous incident | IncNot0040846

Underground coal mine
Principal mining hazard: Ground or strata

Summary: A coal burst occurred while a longwall was in full remote operation. The workers were operating from the maingate as per their coal burst TARP.
Comments to industry: Identification of increased coal burst potential and properly implemented TARPs reduces the likelihood of a coal burst exposing workers to risk.
TARPs should be continually reviewed to ensure that the triggers and controls remain appropriate as mining conditions evolve.
Refer to:
IIR16-05 Austar coal burst
Report into double fatality at Austar Coal Mine on 15 April 2014

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 (fatal)

Publication: MSHA

Mine fatality - On 14 September 2021, an individual was fatally injured when an excavated trench collapsed and engulfed him.  The victim was prospecting for gold inside the trench with a metal detector when the trench collapsed.
International (other, non-fatal)

Publication: Health and Safety Executive (UK)
Preventing inrushes at underground mines – Safety Bulletin (HID 4-2011)
The inrush of water and material at Gleision Mine in South Wales which resulted in the deaths of four miners almost 10 years ago, is a tragic reminder of the major hazard potential of uncontrolled inflows to mine workings.
National (fatal)
Publication: Worksafe (Queensland)
Worker fatally crushed after being hit by moving vehicle
In August 2021, a worker was fatally injured when he was crushed between his truck and a concrete column. Investigations are continuing into the exact cause.
National (other, non-fatal)

Publication: Resources Safety and Health Queensland (Mineral Mines and Quarries)
Incident Periodical for Queensland Mineral Mines and Quarries – July 2021
Open the link below to view details on significant safety incidents that have occurred recently in Queensland’s mineral mines and quarries sector.

Publication: Resources Safety and Health Queensland (Coal)
Incident periodical for Queensland Coal Mines – July 2021
Open the link below to view significant safety incidents that have occurred recently at coal mines in Queensland.
ISR21-40| Go to website


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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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