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2024 - February

NZ Alert - Items fall from delivery truck - 1 March

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshop in Greymouth - 1 March

NSW Summary ● Air conditioner condenser unit caught fire
● Finger crushed at pinch point of door hinge - 1 March

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Uncontrolled movement of longwall
transformer cart - 1 March

MSHA - Danger – rotating conveyor rollers - 1 March

SafeQuarry - High potential truckmixer rollover - 1 March

NZ Alert - Worker fatigue needs to be managed - 23 February

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshop in Greymouth - 23 February

Resources Regulator NSW - Recognise the signs of heat stress - 23 February

NSW Summary - Service brake system failed on an unloaded haul truck - 23 February

Fatality Alert - Trailer tipped over onto the cab of a tractor - 23 February

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Coal mine worker struck by rotating dragline - 23 February

NZ Alert - Worker burnt during maintenance - 16 February

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshop in Greymouth - 16 February

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi - Heavy full trailer drawbar hinge pin failures - 16 February

Safequarry - E-Cigarette battery bursts into flames whilst in engineer's pocket - 16 February

Resources Regulator NSW - Haul truck engine module narrowly misses workers - 16 February

NSW Summary - An operator lost consciousness when hit by a large piece of strata - 16 February

NZ Alert - Remain vigilant with worker health - 9 February

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshop in Greymouth - 9 February

WorkSafe NZ - Worker nearly buried alive in trench collapse - 9 February

NSW Summary ● Worker suffers electric shock ● Dump truck became bogged while tipping overburden - 9 February

NSW Summary ● An operator on a bolting platform was hit when a drill steel dislodged a piece of roof coal - 9 February

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Fatal accident involving light vehicle and a stationary B-double - 9 February

NZ Alert - Worker nearly buried alive in trench - 2 February

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in Blenheim, Nelson & Greymouth - 2 February

WorkSafe NZ - Falling beam crushed worker - 2 February

NSW Summary ● High wall wedge failure ● Two haul trucks collide - 2 February

NSW Summary ● Operator turned too wide and drove position 1 tyre up onto the windrow ● Rockfall hits worker - 2 February

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Dozer operator risks their life by driving into a water body - 2 February

2023 - December

NZ Alert - Elevator plummets, killing 11 in South African platinum mine - 15 Dec

NZ Alert - Drive safely over your break - 15 Dec

WorkSafe NZ - Falling beam crushed worker - 15 Dec

NSW Summary ● Workers thrown onto roof of transporter ● Unexpected movement of haul truck in the engine bay - 15 Dec

Safequarry – video - Delivery driver sustained a serious eye injury - 15 Dec

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in 2024 - 15 Dec

NZ Alert - Potential fall from height - 08 Dec

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in 2024 - 08 Dec

NSW Summary ● Excavator hits tray of haul truck ● Dozer hit by excavator bucket - 08 Dec

Safequarry - 3 recent high potential incidents involving underground cable strikes - 08 Dec

Fatality Alert - A rotating drill steel of a roof bolting machine entangled a miner - 08 Dec

NZ Alert - Dump truck tyre blow-out - 1 Dec

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in Blenheim, Nelson and Greymouth - 1 Dec

Safequarry - Drivers sustained injuries when driving through puddles at a customer's site - 1 Dec

Resources Regulator NSW - Incidents show poor response to tyre fires on heavy earth moving machinery - 1 Dec

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Fluid injected into coal mine worker's skin - 1 Dec

NSW Summary ● Shaft hoist failure ● Risk of a falling object - 1 Dec

WorkSafe Victoria - Worker injured by unplanned initiation at
mine site - 1 Dec

2023 - November

NZ Alert - Potential collision avoided - 24 Nov

WorkSafe NZ - Truck driver death due to poor traffic management - 24 Nov

NSW Summary ● A truck backed up through a dump windrow ● Stored pressure released on worker's arm ● Strata failure - 24 Nov

Resources Safety & Health QLD - CMW's foot crushed in scissor lift accident - 24 Nov

Safequarry - Contractor slips and breaks his leg whilst walking along railway sidings - 24 Nov

NZ Alert - Pinched finger in cabin door (Warning – graphic content) - 17 Nov

WorkSafe NZ - Worker’s electric shock was preventable - 17 Nov

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Hydrogen explosion and fire during recommissioning of plant post maintenance -17 Nov

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Excavator and water truck collision - 17 Nov

Resources Regulator NSW - Haul truck front strut removal poses risks to workers - 17 Nov

NSW Summary ● Worker sprayed with fluid ● Excavator tipped over onto  the front of the cab - 17 Nov

NZ Alert - Potential fall from height incident - 10 Nov

NSW Summary ● Rear trailer rolled while being unloaded
● High winds ripped a sheet of iron on a surface conveyor's roof - 10 Nov

Fatality Alert - Maintenance hazard on dipper bucket - 10 Nov

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Serious finger accidents at Queensland
coal mines - 10 Nov

NZ Alert - Worker injured during maintenance - 3 Nov

NSW Summary ● A screen rotated 180 degrees while being lifted by a crane ● Fitters felt electric shocks while working on a continuous miner - 3 Nov

Safequarry - Key principles of safe handling - 3 Nov

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Rollover of large excavator while
ascending ramp - 3 Nov

2023 - October

NZ Alert - Worker falls on concrete - 27 Oct

WorkSafe NZ - Unsafe machine cost worker his arm - 27 Oct

Resources Regulator NSW - Conveyor tail pulley fire - 27 Oct

NSW Summary ● Structural failure in a mill ● A dozer pushing carbonaceous matter got stuck on a slope - 27 Oct

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of dump truck - 20 Oct

NZ Alert - Register to the last MinEx Health & Safety workshops for 2023
Ticket sales close 22 & 23 October - 20 Oct

NSW Summary ● A water cart truck overturned while negotiating a corner ● Near miss of a light truck and dozer ● Fire on underground water cart - 20 Oct

Fatality Alert - A miner died while preparing a wash plant for relocation - 20 Oct

NZ Alert - Worker injured using sledgehammer - 13 Oct

NZ Alert - Register to the last MinEx Health & Safety workshops for 2023 - 13 Oct

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Support system failure and strata fall in main drift at an underground coal mine - 13 Oct

NSW Summary ● A service cart tipped onto its side when negotiating a bend ● Ignited gas explosion at an underground mine - 13 Oct

Safequarry - Operator’s hand lacerated while attempting to remove a piece of aggregate - 13 Oct

NZ Alert - Worker injured cutting steel - 6 Oct

NZ Alert - Register to the last MinEx Health & Safety workshops for 2023 - 6 Oct

Resources Regulator NSW - Serious injury of a worker performing maintenance work on a power screen - 6 Oct

NSW Summary ● A fire occurred on the boom conveyor of a stacker ● A concrete wall that formed part of a coal stockpile failed - 6 Oct

Safequarry - Wheel separation on a loaded cement tanker - 6 Oct

Fatality Alert - A truck driver fell from a large container mounted on the trailer of his truck - 6 Oct

2023 - September

NZ Alert - Weather creates unstable ground - 29 Sep

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in October 2023 - 29 Sep

NSW Summary ● Worker's arm became entangled in the tail drum of a crusher conveyor ● A broken-down service truck caught fire while being towed - 29 Sep

Safequarry - Hydraulic fire in dump truck - 29 Sep

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Rear dump truck rollover - 29 Sep

NZ Alert - Driver slips entering truck - 22 Sep

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in October 2023 - 22 Sep

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Unplanned movement of bulldozer into reclaim feeder - 22 Sep

NSW Summary ● Light vehicle caught fire ● Loader caught fire - 22 Sep

Safequarry - Loader strikes door of tipper - 22 Sep

NZ Alert - Worker fatally struck by excavator - 15 Sep

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in October 2023 - 15 Sep

NSW Summary ● Haul truck crossed the centerline of a haul road ● Football sized rock hit window of dozer - 15 Sep

Resources Safety & Health QLD - 19 dozer rollover incidents from January 2022 to August 2023 - 15 Sep

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Summary report of ADT rollover fatality - 15 Sep

NZ Alert - Unintended movement of work IT basket - 8 Sep

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in October 2023 - 8 Sep

NSW Summary ● Water cart exhaust system on fire ● Conveyor boot-end pulley on fire - 8 Sep

Video – CEMEX - Use of mobile phones whilst driving - 8 Sep

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Dozer falls into coal stockpile void - 8 Sep

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of loader - 1 Sep

NZ Alert - Register to a MinEx Health & Safety workshop in September 2023 - 1 Sep

WorkSafe New Zealand - Workplace explosion was no joke – a warning to all - 1 Sep

NSW Summary ● LHD clipped the rear of a personnel transporter ● Tipper truck rollover incident - 1 Sep

Resources Regulator NSW - Fitness for work - fatigue - 1 Sep

2023 - August

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of drill mast - 25 Aug

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshops in September 2023 - 25 Aug

NSW Summary ● Joystick control on an electric shovel failed to respond ● Burning rubber noticed on conveyor belt - 25 Aug

Safequarry - Operator of dry screen plant injured by door blown in strong winds - 25 Aug

Video - Pressure and distraction - 25 Aug

NZ Alert - Worker fall incidents on the increase - 18 Aug

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshops in September 2023 - 18 Aug

NSW Summary ● Truck reversed behind dozer ● Tip of tray contacted exit support leg - 18 Aug

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Light truck travelled through bund into creek bed - 18 Aug

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Pick and carry crane incidents - 18 Aug

NZ Alert - Pressurised oil release on excavator - 11 Aug

NZ Alert - Last South Island MinEx Health & Safety Workshop for 2023 - 11 Aug

NZ Alert - Fatality - working near power lines - 11 Aug

NSW Summary  ● Miner driver hit by falling material ● Worker exposed to high levels of respirable quartz - 11 Aug

NSW Summary ● Fire occurred near a brake unit on shuttle car - 11 Aug

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Dragline collision with cable tractor - 11 Aug

NZ Alert - Mobile plant damages electrical cable - 4 Aug

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health and Safety Workshop in Ashburton 2023 - 4 Aug

WorkSafe NZ - Strong sentences a warning - prevent harm, don’t cover it up - 4 Aug

NSW Summary ● Water cart tyre caught fire ● Uncontrolled movement on an articulated truck - 4 Aug

Safequarry - Maintaining safe exclusion zones during tipping - tipper rollover - 4 Aug

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Step failed on access ladder - 4 Aug

2023 - July

NZ Alert - Rock hits front of truck - 28 July

Resources Regulator NSW - Serious injury of Jumbo offsider during drilling work - 28 July

NSW Summary ● Haul truck collision ● Worker caught on fire after refuelling a pressure cleaner unit - 28 July

Resources Safety & Health QLD - High voltage flashover re-enactment - Dawson Mine 2009 - 28 July

Fatality Alert - Person trapped between forklift and immobilised cherry picker - 28 July

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Ashburton 2023 - 28 July

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of conveyor - 19 July

NSW Summary ● Haul truck slid through an intersection ● Light vehicle rolled over - 19 July

Safequarry - Failed isolator switch only identified when fitter applied pre-start inspection - 19 July

Resources Regulator NSW - Frictional ignition of methane in underground coal mine - 19 July

Resources Regulator NSW - Fact sheet - Coal outburst, rock burst and coal burst stage - 19 July

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Ashburton 2023 - 19 July

NZ Alert - Confirmed silicosis cases - 13 July

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Ashburton 2023 - 13 July

NSW Summary ● Haul truck collision ● Uncontrolled movement of light vehicle with packaged explosives ● Ground slumped underneath loaded haul truck - 13 July

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Electrical incident resulted in worker contacting live electrical conductors - 13 July

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Circumferential failure of lockrings - 13 July

2023 - June

NZ Alert - Conveyor on angle - 30 June

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Ashburton 2023 - 30 June

WorkSafe NZ - Meatworks death brings consequences for AFFCO - 30 June

NSW Summary ● Dozer rolled onto its roof ● Haul dump driver sprayed with hot coolant - 30 June

Safequarry - Isolation standards not being followed - 30 June

NZ Alert - Injury from loader seat - 23 June

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Ashburton 2023 - 23 June

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Formation of Tetra-Amine Copper Nitrate (TACN) on copper fittings - 23 June

Fatality Alert - A miner died when the haul truck he was operating overturned - 23 June

BSEE - Adaptation and modification of tool results in injury - 23 June

NZ Alert - Remain vigilant with worker health - 16 June

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Ashburton 2023 - 16 June

NSW Summary ● Dump truck reversed into dozer ● Worker hit by falling mudstone ● A drill steel initiated a booster - 16 June

MSHA - Longwall accidents - 16 June

Fatality Alert - A bulldozer operator died when a spoil pile slid and engulfed the bulldozer - 16 June

NZ Alert - Failure to lower safety legs - 9 June

Resources Regulator QLD - Coal mine worker seriously injured undertaking conveyor belt repairs - 9 June

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Inservice failure of an explosion protected diesel engine safety system - 9 June

NSW Summary ● Smouldering coal found ● A bench above an excavator let go - 9 June

MSHA - Heat and ignition hazard - 9 June

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Gisborne 2023 - 9 June

2023 - May

NZ Alert - Tyre blows out on loader - 29 May

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Gisborne 2023 - 29 May

Resources Regulator NSW - Worker seriously injured after slipping and falling into a conveyor chute - 29 May

NSW Summary - Uncontrolled movement of feeder breaker - 29 May

SafeQuarry - Tipper caught on a railway level crossing - 29 May

MSHA - Conveyor safety at surface mines - 29 May

NZ Alert - Working under suspended load - 26 May

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Gisborne 2023 - 26 May

WorkSafe NZ - Trapped arm a sombre warning on imported machinery - 26 May

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Spark generated when drill steel came in contact with a rare earth magnet - 26 May

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Fingertip severed when caught in a motorised hood tarp system - 26 May

NSW Summary - Workers exposed to exceeded specified limits of respirable dust and crystalline silica - 26 May

NZ Alert - ADT tips onto side - 19 May

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Gisborne 2023 - 19 May

NSW Summary ● Dump truck reversed through windrow ● Haul truck engine fire ● Underground coal mine fire - 19 May

SafeQuarry - Serious road traffic accident and a tipper rollover - 19 May

Resources Regulator NSW - Hose ball valves injure mine workers - 19 May

NSW Summary ● Claim holder found deceased in their opal claim ● Dump truck reversed through windrow - 19 May

NZ Alert - Remain vigilant with worker health - 12 May

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Gisborne 2023 - 12 May

WorkSafe NZ - Company failures leave builder seriously injured - 12 May

NSW Summary ● Uncontrolled truck hit light vehicle ● Fire at fuel bay ● Fall of rib - 12 May

Fatality Alert - Miner crushed by rock slab - 12 May

NZ Alert - Hydraulic hose leak - 05 May

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in Gisborne 2023 - 05 May

NSW Summary ● Brake calliper pin found half way out ● Grinder caused ignition - 05 May

Resources Regulator NSW - Investigation release - Worker suffers serious burns using an angle grinder - 05 May

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Unplanned detonation of explosives during rock breaking activity - 05 May

2023 - April

NZ Alert - Loss of control of truck - 28 April

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshop in June 2023 - 28 April

SafeQuarry - LTI fall while heaving mooring line - 28 April

NSW Summary ● Operator hit by stored water pressure ● Sprayed fuel ignited on hot engine - 28 April

Fatality Alert - Mine roof collapsed during installation of standing roof support - 28 April

NZ Alert - Yet another ADT rollover - 21 April

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops in Kerikeri & Dargaville 2023 - 21 April

NSW Summary ● Material slid out from mesh barrier hitting a worker ● Diesel exposure limit exceeded - 21 April

Resources Safety & Health QLD - On-highway truck and trailer rollovers at mines - 21 April

SafeQuarry - Operator slips whilst checking installation of new screens - 21 April

NZ Alert - Ensure you follow procedures - 14 April

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops in May 2023 - 14 April

NSW Summary ● Pressure gauge failure ● Operator drove into inadequately ventilated heading ● Water entered working face - 14 April

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Overburden drill rollover - 14 April

SafeWork SA - Drum explosion sparks warning - 14 April

2023 - March

NZ Alert - Truck body hits conveyor - 31 March

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops in April 2023 - 31 March

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Rubber seal missing from gravity feed fuel cap on explosives charge up vehicle - 31 March

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Vehicle collision resulting in ammonium
nitrate spill - 31 March

Process Safety Beacon CCPS - Toxic gases - 31 March

Resources Regulator NSW - Unplanned initiation of explosives - video - 31 March

NZ Alert - Raised loader bucket incidents - 24 March

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops in April 2023 - 24 March

WorkSafe NZ - Machine guarding failures 'reprehensible' - 24 March

NSW Summary ● Low-speed coupling failure ● Worker thrown out of shuttle cab - 24 March

Resources Regulator NSW - Fact Sheet - Structural collapse - 24 March

NZ Alert - Ankle fractured exiting plant - 17 March

WorkSafe NZ - Pond tragedy spurs call to do better - 17 March

NSW Summary ● Truck rolled on its side ● Uncontrolled movement of truck - 17 March

NSW Summary ● Fire at underground batch plant ● Apprentice sprayed by hydraulic oil ● Uncontrolled flow of material ● Significant failure of ground - 17 March

MSHAHazardous chemicals health & safety alert - 17 March

NZ Alert - Collision of dump truck and loader - 10 March

WorkSafe NZ - Connecting a generator to the wiring of a house or building following an emergency - 10 March

NSW Summary ● Rockfall hits excavator ● Haul trucks collide ● Sweat cause of electric shock - 10 March

Resource Regulator NSW - Uncontrolled dozer travels 230 metres down a ramp - 10 March

SafeWork - Water bottle fire sparks safety warning - 10 March

NZ Alert - Finger injured during maintenance - 03 March

NSW Summary ● Light vehicle roll over ● Dual wheel assembly detached from truck ● Haul truck collided with dump truck - 03 March

WorkSafe NZ - Worker’s eye injury caused by company’s safety oversights - 03 March

Fatality Alert - A light vehicle and drill rig fell 15 metres into a stope void - 03 March

Resources Safety & Health QLDDozers entrapped in stockpile voids above feed valves - 03 March

2023 - February

 NZ Alert - Jack stand failure - 24 Feb

NSW Summary● Light vehicle rollover ● Protruding rib mesh incident ● Worker hit by QDS plate ● Intersection near miss - 24 Feb

Safequarry - Tyre fitter entrapment - 24 Feb

Fatality Alert - Three miners electrocuted in ten days - 24 Feb

Resources Safety & Health QLD - High speed bearing fires on underground loaders - 24 Feb

NZ Alert - Muscular skeletal injuries - 17 Feb

WorkSafe NZ - Keeping safe during cyclone and flooding emergency and recovery - 17 Feb

NSW Summary● Uncontrolled truck roll ● Worker's finger severed ● Near miss at intersection ● Uncontrolled dozer roll - 17 Feb

Fatality AlertA miner's personal car collided with a customer truck - 17 Feb

SafequarryContract haulier rolls an artic delivering sand at a customer's site - 17 Feb

NZ Alert - Slip of material hits excavator - 10 Feb

NSW Summary ●  Finger laceration  ●  Worker struck by pallet  ●  Tractor destroyed by fire  ● Uncontrolled truck incident - 10 Feb

Fatality Alert - Mine worker fell from the roof of a workshop - 10 Feb

Safequarry - Tipper rollover incident - 10 Feb

NSW Resources Regulator - Fires on battery powered tools increase - 10 Feb

NZ Alert - Slopes and road instability - 3 Feb

NSW Summary - ● T-intersection near miss ● Engine fires ● Worker sprayed with hydraulic oil ● Tyre fire ● Light vehicle crushed by dozer - 3 Feb

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Bulldozer rollover events - 3 Feb

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Tyre explosion on rear dump truck following lightning strike - 3 Feb

NSW Resources Regulator - Dangerous lifting equipment incidents increase - 3 Feb

NSW Resources RegulatorWorkers sucked onto end of auxiliary ventilation ducts - 3 Feb

2023 - January

NZ Alert - Another breach of procedure - 27 January

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops in February 2023 - 27 January

WorkSafe Alert - Working safely in extreme temperatures – 27 January

SunSmart Workplaces - Looking after employees who work outside - 27 January

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Bulldozer drops into a void - 27 January

NSW Summary - ● Dump failure ● Haul truck reversed into dozer ● Worker suffers electric shock - 27 January

2022 - December

NZ Alert - Drive safely over your break - 16 December

Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops in February 2023 - 16 December

NSW Summary - Light vehicle narrowly missed boilermaker - 16 December

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Managing heat exposure in coal mines - 16 December

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Coal mine worker became unresponsive after spray painting in a confined space - 16 December

Mining Safetowork QLD - Look out for young workers starting their first jobs - 16 December

NZ Alert - Ground failure incident - 09 December

WorkSafe NZ - Workers hand injury prompts renewed safety focus - 09 December

NSW Summary - Dozer and dump truck collide - 09 December

Fatality Alert - A miner died while using a crane to remove a haul truck engine - 09 December

Safequarry - MEWP catapult effect - 09 December

NZ Alert - Digger contacts electrical transformer - 02 December

WorkSafe NZ - Subcontractors are entitled to health and safety too - 02 December

NSW Summary - Trailer rolled over travelling around a corner - 02 December

Safequarry - Failure of an isolator - 02 December

2022 - November

NZ Alert - Tyre & rim detach from dump truck - 25 November

WorkSafe NZ - “Use common sense” a poor approach to health and safety - 25 November

NSW Summary - Teenage incident a reminder for adequate site security - 25 November

Energy Safety Canada - Opioid awareness and education still needed - 25 November

Resources Safety & Health Qld - Electrical component failure on ammonium nitrate handling and transfer equipment - 25 November

NZ Alert - Truck contacts stationary vehicle - 18 November

NSW Summary - Jumper caught in rotating drill -18 November

Resources Regulator NSW - Dangers of lifting and pulling activities - 18 November

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Impact Sensitive Explosives damaged during delivery - 18 November

Safe Work Australia - Work-related injury statistics 2022 - 18 November

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of tip truck - 11 November

NSW Summary - Underground coal mine fire - 11 November

Resources Regulator NSW - Service brakes fail on moving articulated dump truck - 11 November

WorkSafe QLD - Worker killed after metal frame contacted high voltage overhead powerline - 11 November

Resources Regulator NSW - Operator unable to activate fire suppression
system during emergency - 11 November

Brake cleaner vapor causes facial burns - 11 November

NZ Alert - Injury from bench top buffer - 4 November

WorkSafe NZ - Enforceable undertaking aims to improve site safety - 4 November

NSW Summary - A truck operator reversed a dump truck into a dozer - 4 November

Resources Health & Safety QLD - Routine testing at an underground coal mine found a crack running through the face of a roof bolt nut - 4 November

Fatality Alert - Miner engulfed in a collapsed stockpile - 4 November

2022 - October

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of trailer - 28 October

WorkSafe NZ - Battery fire in underground storage - 28 October

NSW Summary - A rock burst occurred in an underground metals mine - 28 October

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Two incidents of mobile plant reversing into a light vehicle - 28 October

Video - NSW Resources Regulator - Worker trapped under loader cab - 28 October

NZ Alert - Trailer brake fire - 18 October

NZ Alert - Last chance to gain CPD hours at the MinEx Health & Safety workshop - Gisborne - 18 October

NSW Summary - Worker sustained laceration to leg from a flailing water hose - 18 October

WorkSafe WA - Managing drilling breakthroughs in underground mining - 18 October

WorkSafe WA - Safety and health snapshot on electric shocks - 18 October

Fatality AlertA mine manager died while performing maintenance on a bulldozer - 18 October

NZ Alert - Collision between loader and truck - 14 October

NSW Summary - A worker suffered severe hand injuries while cleaning a mobile screen - 14 October

Resources Safety & Health QLD - Risk management during lightning events - 14 October

WorkSafe WA - Ruptured aluminium air conditioning flushing canisters - 14 October

NT WorkSafe - Risks associated with unloading heavy machinery from tilt tray trucks - 14 October

NZ Alert - Worker injured during screen change - 7 October

NZ Alert - Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshop in Gisborne - 7 October

NSW Summary - Excessive heat generated from brake pack cause of fire - 7 October

Fatality Alert - A roof bolter was electrocuted when he contacted an energised metal hook  - 7 October

SafeWork NSW - Worker suffered burns after hot work explosion - 7 October

2022 - September

NZ Alert - Threaded rod failed on cap press - 30 September

NZ Alert - BBQ gas leak and fire - 30 September

NSW Summary - The tub of an articulated dump truck tipped over while backing onto a dump - 30 September

Fatality Alert - Dredge operator drowned while working in a dredge pond - 30 September

WorkSafe Victoria - Risks associated with high-pressure water jetting - 30 September

NZ Alert - Trailer stands used incorrectly - 23 September

NSW Summary - Reversing dump truck rolled over - 23 September

Resources Safety & Health Queensland - Pedestrian suffers serious crush injury from reversing mobile plant - 23 September

Fatality Alert - Mechanic received fatal injuries while performing maintenance on a bucket - 23 September

SafeWork SA - Thumb amputation prompts dozer maintenance warning - 23 September

NZ Alert - Burn to leg from air arc gouging - 16 September

NZ Alert - Register your spot to our free Health Safety & Environment Seminar in Greymouth - 16 September

NSW Summary - Edge dump failure caused an 80 metre slump - 16 September

Safequarry - Failure to implement isolation procedure - 16 September

MASHA - Mine operator caused risk of catastrophic explosion - 16 September

NZ Alert - Failure to follow lockout procedure - 09 September

Safequarry - Operator trips on lifting hook on hatch - slips, trips and falls - 09 September

WorkSafe Victoria - Screening plant side conveyor fails suddenly - 09 September

NSW Summary - A dozer slid off the coal floor into a body of water and dropped a track - 09 September

NZ Alert - Worker struck by excavator boom - 02 September

WorkSafe Alert - Tip failure due to saturated ground - 02 September

Video - Working around powered mobile equipment - 02 September

Fatality Alert - Mechanical lifting activities require proactive measures - 02 September

Fatality Alert - Tank exploded as it was being emptied - 02 September

Fatality Alert - Traffic controller run over by truck - 02 September

2022 - August

NZ Alert - Faulty tow ball and coupling caused death - 26 August

WorkSafe Alert - Tip failure due to saturated ground - 26 August

Uncontrolled movement of equipment caused a serious eye injury - 26 August

Loss of control caused tanker to roll-over - 26 August

Articulated truck veered off the road onto the soft verge - 26 August

NSW Summary - Haul truck reversed into dozer - 26 August

NZ Alert - Fall from ladder causes head injury - 19 August

Cardan shaft park brake failures - 19 August

Excavator struck by falling rock - 19 August

Stranded worker rescued from active tailings dam - 19 August

Spontaneous combustion monitoring and response systems - 19 August

NSW Summary - An inrush of water hit two underground workers - 19 August

NZ Alert - Damage to trailer mounted fuel tank - 12 August

Liquidation no escape from health and safety accountability - 12 August

Hose connection struck worker causing serious facial injuries - 12 August

A high voltage transformer on a marine aggregate dredger caught fire - 12 August

Bolt projectile from failed final drive - 12 August

NSW Summary - Uncontrolled movement of dump truck - 12 August

NZ Alert - Fire on excavator - 5 August

WorkSafe Alert - “I’m not their mother” no excuse for lax health and safety - 5 August

Worker lost eye as a result of a conveyor belt change out accident - 5 August

Fatality Alert - Underground excavator engulfed by lime dust - 5 August

Unplanned movement of underground grader - 5 August

NSW Summary - Dozer collided with an excavator - 5 August

2022 - July

NZ Alert - Failure to isolate conveyors - 29 July

Exploration drill rig contacts overhead powerline - 29 July

Spinal injury resulting from mobile plant contact - 29 July

Worker fatality by mechanical asphyxiation - 29 July

Fatality Alert - A contract driller fell from the top of the highwall - 29 July

NSW Summary - A tele-remote loader tripped off on low hydraulic oil - 29 July

NZ Alert - Thread Rod Failed on Cap Press - 22 July

Young worker suffers cryogenic burns - 22 July

Issues found on forklifts during mine site assessments - 22 July

Trailer toppled and made contact with the traffic controller - 22 July

Worker burnt during hot work - 22 July

NSW Summary - Diesel pump ignited while being refuelled - 22 July

NZ Alert - Worker falls from excavator - 8 July

WorkSafe media release - Taranaki meatworks death a lesson in 24-hour health and safety - 8 July

Truck rolls down dump face after breaching tip head bund - 8 July

Fatality Alert - Worker pinned under metal shaft - 8 July

Fatality Alert - Truck driver crushed by offloaded pipes - 8 July

NSW Summary - Fire caused by corroded DIN connector - 8 July

NZ Alert - Bruised rib removing guard - 1 July

Fatality Alert - Compactor overturn incident - 1 July

Two mine workers injured during pipe installation work - 1 July

Concerns raised on lifting and rigging incidents - 1 July

Use of liquid nitrogen in the mining industry - 1 July

NSW Summary - Excessive speed caused loss of control of haul truck - 1 July

2022 - June

NZ Alert - Excavator contacts power line - 17 June

Gross negligence caused toxic gas death - 17 June

Integrity of structures at mineral mines and quarries - 17 June

Worker suffers electric shock - 17 June

Fatality Report - Entanglement in a belt conveyor return idler - 17 June

NSW Summary - A flame was observed on a flat return roller -17 June

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled disconnection of air hose - 10 June

Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshops in August - 10 June

Fire below ground on tunnel transport vehicle - 10 June

Truck blind spot awareness alert - 10 June

Video - Truck awareness - blind spots - 10 June

NSW Summary - Dozer reversed into a haul truck - 10 June

NZ Alert - Excavator roll-over - 3 June

Light vehicle fail-safe brake interlocks - 3 June

Impact of flooding on slope stability at mines and quarries - 3 June

Managing the risk of falls into boreholes - 3 June

Inexperience & failure to follow instruction leads to injury - 3 June

NSW Summary - Microsleep cause of light vehicle roll-over - 3 June

2022 - May

NZ Alert - Failure to lock out vehicle - 27 May

Unauthorised use of heavy plant incident - 27 May

Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops - 27 May

Driver severs finger on automatic tailgate - 27 May

Driver falls from access ladder on mixer truck - 27 May

NSW Summary - Truck bottom's out on windrow - 27 May

NZ Alert - Fall from dozer - 20 May

WorkSafe Alert - Risks involved with hot works performed on drums - 20 May

Fatality Alert - Lube truck driver over travelled edge of stope - 20 May

Fatality Alert - Bridge crane operator crushed by steel beams - 20 May

Fatality Alert - Driver of concrete mixer truck lost control of truck - 20 May

NSW Summary - A grader collided with a stationary dump truck - 20 May

NZ Alert - Another ADT rollover - 13 May

Rock fall hits employee during development heading charging - 13 May

Blasthole drill rig trammed onto the highwall protection berm - 13 May

Employee injured while removing trench support sheets - 13 May

Unplanned release of joint from elevators during drilling operations - 13 May

NSW Summary - Access ladder retracted while operator entered the cabin - 13 May

NZ Alert - Laceration above right eye - 6 May

Health & Safety Work Act protects your involvement in work health and safety - 6 May

Foot injury when hitching a trailer - 6 May

Fatality Alert - Bulldozer went over the edge of the highwall 6 May

Support a safe start for greenhands - 6 May

NSW Summary - Dozer and truck collide - 6 May

2022 - April

NZ Alert - Finger crush injury - 29 Apr

Register to the MinEx Health & Safety workshops in May - 29 Apr

Fatality Alert - A dump truck rolled backwards onto a miner - 29 Apr

Arc flash injury during generator hookup - 29 Apr

Fatality Alert - Miner struck by roof fall - 29 Apr

NSW Summary - Truck and dozer collide - 29 Apr

NZ Alert - Worker falls exiting truck - 22 Apr

A falling concrete boom damaged the cabin of a truck - 22 Apr

A worker fell from a bridge deck through an unprotected opening - 22 Apr

High winds detached a section of the cover over the main aggregate conveyor - 22 Apr

NSW Summary - A highwall failed and material breached the exclusion zones - 22 Apr

NSW Summary - Movement of conveyor belt caused it to topple conveyor lifters - 22 Apr

NZ Alert - Remain vigilant on worker health - 8 Apr

Fatality Alert - Three workers fell from scaffold - 8 Apr

Impacts of severe weather on slope stability - 8 Apr

Water cart struck by excavator bucket - 8 Apr

Fatality Alert - Worker pinned by overturned forklift - 8 Apr

NSW Summary - Mounting bolts broke and dislodged - 8 Apr

NZ Alert - Fire on dump truck - 1 Apr

Underground coal mine worker fatally injured - 1 Apr

Dropped objects microlearning video - 1 Apr

Dropped casing pipe strikes worker - 1 Apr

Vehicle struck by temporary management barrier - 1 Apr

NSW Summary - A spray rig's exhaust caught fire - 1 Apr

2022 - March

NZ Alert - Fire on front-end loader - 25 Mar

Fatality Alert - Conveyor entrapment - 25 Mar

Operator struck by forklift - 25 Mar

Reported hand injuries increase within the mining sector - 25 Mar

A haul truck hit the windrow - 25 Mar

NSW Summary Boilermaker suffered an electric shock - 25 Mar

NZ Alert  - Heavy vehicle runs over light vehicle - 18 Mar

Guide on Respirable Crystalline Silica - 18 Mar

Good practice posters for dust control measures - 18 Mar

Failure of goaf well skid safety system - 18 Mar

Welding related electric shocks increase - 18 Mar

Truck propelled forward while transmission was checked - 18 Mar

NZ Alert - Worker struck while fixing pump - 11 Mar

Failure of lifting eyebolt causes load to fall onto the plant walkway - 11 Mar

Fatality Alert - Fall from height while replacing a belt conveyor roller - 11 Mar

Fatality Alert - A miner died when a tree fell onto his truck - 11 Mar

Sudden explosion of tyre on front end loader - 11 Mar

NSW Summary - Uncontrolled movement of low loader - 11 Mar

NZ Alert - Air line blew off rattle gun - 4 Mar

Register to the MinEx Health & Safety Workshops in April - 4 Mar

A reversing truck struck the spotter - 4 Mar

A loader operator died when a large rock fell from the mine roof - 4 Mar

A void opened underneath a dozer working on a stockpile - 4 Mar

NSW Summary - Reversing loader hit a parked light vehicle - 4 Mar

2022 - February

NZ Alert - Fatal injury during hydraulic hose repair - 25 Feb

Significant safety and health incidents inspectorate - 25 Feb

Miner fatally injured in the return idler on a belt conveyor - 25 Feb

Issues related to fume management equipment at mine sites - 25 Feb

Operator crushed finger between LV tray and explosives box - 25 Feb

NSW Summary - Fire occurred on a MMU truck after it returned empty from the pit - 25 Feb

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of dozer - 18 Feb

Development mining near wells - 18 Feb

Safe use of portable generators - 18 Feb

Power tool battery fires - 18 Feb

Situational Awareness: A key to avoiding errors - 18 Feb

NSW Summary - Workers narrowly avoid falling hub - 18 Feb

NZ Alert - Worker falls during maintenance - 11 Feb

Fatality Alert - Mudslide and engulfment of excavator - 11 Feb

Damaged excavator recoil spring fragment became a projectile - 11 Feb

Failure of wire rope on rising skip - 11 Feb

NSW Summary - Dozer rolled over bank - 11 Feb

NSW Summary - Premature detonation of loaded shot hole - 11 Feb

NZ Alert Are you prepared for Omicron - 4 Feb

A dump truck ran over back of mechanics light vehicle - 4 Feb

Unplanned movement of conveyor belt - 4 Feb

Conveyor worker removed guarding from conveyor without LOTO - 4 Feb

NSW Summary - A dump truck tray hit and pulled down live overhead powerlines - 4 Feb

NSW Summary - Forklift overturned at the Give Way sign - 4 Feb

 

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