Other publications of interest
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International (other non-fatal)
Publication: MinEx NZ
Another ADT roll-over
A loaded ADT was on a ramp leaving the pit as the operator attempted to merge onto a haul road. As he turned onto the haul road the tray overturned and the cab of the articulated truck remained upright.
National (other non-fatal)
Publication: DNRME (Qld)
Worker seriously injured by retractable ladder - Mines Safety alert No.382
Recently on a Central Queensland Surface Coal Mine an excavator retractable access ladder was in the process of lifting, when a coal mine worker (CMW) positioned themselves near the top of the ladder, facing the machine room wall. The ladder completed its lifting cycle and trapped the workers foot between the floor and the rotating handrail.
Publication: Safe Work SA
Unplanned initiation of explosives
On 29 October 2020 SafeWork SA received notification of an explosive’s incident in an underground mine. The health and safety of underground workers was put at risk following the unplanned electronic initiation of two development headings. The development headings were unintentionally initiated at the same time as a decline heading, which was planned to be fired independently.