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2019 - August

NZ Alert - Reports of misfires in NZ increase

NZ Alert -  Workers hand trapped between rollers

NZ Alert - Accelerated silicosis

NZ Alert - Bench failure

NZ Alert - Ignored warnings leads to amputation

NZ Alert -  Fine for perverting the course of justice

NZ Alert -  Faulty machinery leads to workers death

NZ Product Recall - Powercon Jump Starters

NZ Alert - Nut failure on truck drawbar

NZ Alert - Liebherr loader seatbelt attachment failure

NZ Alert -  New Be a Safe Guy videos released

NZ Alert - Truck rollover while spreading material

NZ Alert - Silica dust in the workplace

Fatality - Isolation failure causes electrocution

Fatality - Worker trapped by retractable ladder

Miner killed by methane ignitions

Worker receives flash burns repairing fuel tanker

Operator using stone cropper breaks finger

Receiving hopper collapses under tipped sand

Part failure causes heavy machinery fall

Lack of bunding on accessible edges

Welder suffers third degree burn

Worker killed by falling hydraulic breaker

Fatality Report: Worker crushed by airlock doors

Workers foot trapped in scraper conveyor

Continuous miner slides into workers

Configuration of work baskets

Brake coupling disintegrates

Safety critical system failures on road registered vehicles

Serious traffic accident as vehicle rolls

Fire Safety Alert - Recent fires in mining equipment

Product Recall - Twin-leg self retracting lifelines

Workers put at risk with isolation breach

Objects enter cabins of underground equipment

Flight bar ejects hitting worker

Worker injured by pin injected under pressure

Serious injury involving mobile screening plant

Operator sustains cement/lime burns cleaning mixer

Stop. Think. Be safe at work

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 26 July 2019

  

2019 - July

NZ Alert - Faulty pressure gauge

NZ Product Recall - VGP Gas Safety Shut-Off Valve

NZ Alert - Split fuel hose covers worker

NZ Alert - High profile enforceable undertaking

NZ Alert - Flyrock endangers workers

Fatality - Contractor falls under wheels

Investigation Report - Worker dies from fall

Worker injured by exploding tyre rim

Object dropped from height causes shoulder injury

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Foot injury after standing on rotating winch drum

Release: Semi-auto dozer & manned excavator collide

Worker suffers arc flash injury

Investigation Report - Dump truck collision

Video Report - Dump truck collision

Worker outside safety of basket

Scaffolder with no fall arrest protection

Fatality incident - excavator engulfed after pit wall failure

Fatality while recovering bogged vehicle

Death of a visitor at a NSW coal mine

Video Report - Workers evacuated as gas levels rise

Investigation Report - Workers evacuated as gas levels rise

Hand injured during wire tensioning

Haul truck rollover on edge of stockpile

NSW Weekly Incident Summary - 5 July 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary - 12 July 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary - 19 July 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 26 July 2019

 

2019 - June

NZ Alert - Vehicle collision near misses

NZ Alert - Recall of Macbook Pro laptops

NZ Alert - Gas shut off valves recalled

NZ Alert - Stockpile tip hazards

NZ Alert - Worker dies after injuries sustained in fall

NZ Alert - Flyrock damages utility

NZ Alert - Two workers seriously injured

NZ Alert - WorkSafe highlights recent truck collisions

NZ Alert - Lacerated wrist requiring stitches

NZ Alert - Lack of guarding results in amputation

NZ Alert - Beware of sunstrike

NZ Alert - Accelerated silicosis

NZ Alert - Worker sustains electric shock 

Collision between semi-auto dozer & manned excavator

Worker killed falling under wheels of truck

Fatality Report - worker pinned against concrete

Failure of suspension airbag

Man dies after wall collapse at QSLD coal mine

Worker fatality during snubbing activity

Front end loader backs over highwall

Safety Flash: Electrical Safety Alerts

E-cigarettes in vehicle fire

Safe access to high voltage powerline corridors

Worker fatally trapped in conveyor

Two miners die in sand collapse

Fall from height after failure of retractable type lanyard

Operators hi viz becomes entangled in machinery

Fingertip pinched between jack handle and bow shackle

NSW Quarterly Safety Report Jan - Mar 2019

China coal mine accident kills 9, injures 10

Gas masks used for dust protection

Conveyor guard falls and hits contractor

Worker injured releasing jammed conveyor chain

Safety when working in confined spaces

Worker killed by falling excavator bucket

Falls from fixed ladders with cages

Detipped thumb in pinch point

Hazardous area - Conformity of equipment

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 7 June 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 14 June 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 21 June 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 28 June 2019 

 

2019 - May

NZ Alert - Loader over-balance incident

NZ Alert - Dump truck fatality

NZ Alert - Company sentenced over vehicle fatality

NZ Alert - Water cart roll over

NZ Alert - Fly rock incident

NZ Alert -  NZTA urges checks of truck park brakes

NZ Alert - Faulty installation causes fire with extensive damage

NZ Alert - Scaffolding collapses holding seven workers

Worker crushed by electrical switchboard

Near hit of reversing truck

High Pressure Fluid Injection Risk Alert

Mechanic dies from high pressure fluid injection in eye

Dust safety in the metals & extractives industries

Electrician receives 1000V shock and burns

Worker injured releasing jammed conveyor chain

VIDEO: PPE for airborne  contaminants 

Worker fatally injured after fall from steel stillage

Fatality Report - Worker killed when struck by shuttle car

Miner suffers serious burns from superheated gases

Excavator operator breaks leg

Faulty isolator switch discovered

Gear box fails causing roller door to drop

Wheels detaching from graders

Newsflash! Failure of electrical protection circuit

Uncontrolled release of LPG at mine camp

Drivers falling while entering or exiting their cabs

Possible defect in 3M Fall Protection Harness

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 2 May 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 10 May 2019 

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 17 May 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 24 May 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 31 May 2019

 

2019 - April

NZ Alert - Yet another ADT rollover

NZ Alert - Rock fall injures worker

NZ Alert - Reading instruction manuals help avoid injury

NZ Alert - Worker fatally injured by fall steel beam

NZ Alert - Distraction causes vehicle collision 

NZ Alert - Welding slag injury

NZ Alert - Two die from exposure to organic solvents

NZ Alert - Worker injured by boiling liquid 

Safety Alert - Truck catches fire underground

Near Miss - Worker almost struck by reversing sprayer

Critical Incident - moxy rollover causes injury

Safety & Health Snapshot - Electric shocks

Crane topples over while unoccupied 

Using non-slewing mobile cranes

Crane Incidents - safety alerts & advice

Safety guard falls during maintenance

Australian mine prosecuted over work-place death

US Fatality Report - Haul truck runs over pickup truck

US Fatality - Worker crushed removing a push beam

US Fatality Report - Miner buried by cemented rock fill

US Fatality Report - Miner run over underground

US Fatality Report - Highwall crushes operator cab

US Fatality Report - Hydraulic pressure sensor impacts head

Welded flange failure on SMBS pump

Rise in vehicle collisions cause for concern

Casual investigation into elevated gas levels at coal mine 

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 5 April 2019  

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 12 April 2019 

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 19 April 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 26 April 2019

 

2019 - March

NZ Alert - Severe weather events

NZ Alert - Loss of control of dump truck

NZ Alert - Potential for unattended trucks to roll away

NZ Alert - Rock falls from excavator bucket

NZ Alert - Fatigue Fact Sheet released by MinEx

NZ Product Recall - PurpleAir air quality sensor power supply

NZ Alert - Mental Health in the workplace booklet

NZ Alert - Severed thumb due to poor guarding

NZ Alert - Gas leak could have been deadly

NZ Alert - Insights: Nicole Rosie talks to Adrian Orr

NZ Alert - Damaged power cable

NZ Alert - Failure to fix problems results in severe injuries

NZ Alert - Managing Worker Exposure to Dust in Mines and Quarries

Workers injured by high pressure fluid

Workers withdrawn from underground 

Welding related incident electric shock incidents

Hybrid excavator trialed for site establishment

Fatality - Worker struck by relief valve while jacking shovel

Worker disabled after leg trapped by airlock door

Worker enters hopper without PTW or isolation

Structural failure of fixed conveyor stacker

Using excavators as rock breakers

Overload protection in safety gear

Worker killed when hit in chest by stemming materials

Flyrock incident in NSW quarry

Near hit - Failed rod ejected from hydraulic pulling kit

Investigation report - Runaway loaded ore train

Rise in dozer accidents putting operators at risk

Worker dies after falling into machinery

Fatal incident as bulldozer overturns into pit (update)

Worker struck and killed by suspended auger steel

Safety when working in confined spaces

Uncontrolled upward movement of drill string

Worker seriously injured in fall at surface gold mine

Video - Demo of explosive nature of coal dust

Spontaneous combustion mgmt guideline

Guide for coal dust explosion prevention & suppression

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 1 March 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 8 March 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 15 March 2019

 

2019 - February

NZ Safety Alert - Tailgate falls off trailer

NZ Safety Alert - Worker falls from track crusher

NZ Safety Alert - Worker falls from truck body

Grader driver dies in underground collision

Truck wheel and axle assembly separates from truck 

Excavator arm contacts overhead powerline

Safety Alert on CAT grader wheel spindle

Confined space - serious near hit

Facial hairstyle guide for filtering facepiece respirators

Worker injured due to substandard guarding

Updated respiratory protective equipment (RPE) guidance

Protecting workers from solar UV radiation

Second degree burns to hand while refueling

Working in confined spaces safety alerts

Mine fatality - Worker struck by loaded shuttle car

Fatality Report - Powered haulage accident

Welder injured when pipe jack collapsed

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 1 February 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 8 February 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 15 February 2019

NSW Weekly Incident Summary 22 February 2019

 

2019 - January

NZ Safety Alert - Uncontrolled movement of vehicle

NZ Safety Alert - Worker crush injury

NZ Safety Alert - Arc flash from switchboard

NZ Safety Alert - Handrail failure leads to workers death

NZ Safety Alert - Temperatures rise in the workplace

Crushing by a crane boom element

Operator killed by moving rail mounted machinery

Quarry operator sentenced after worker badly injured

Shot firing incident damages vehicles

4000 lb spool drops 20 feet

Hot weather and risk of fires in mines

The dangers of heat stroke

Fatality - coal worker crushed

Quarry truck driver death prompts $230k fine

Sinkhole in open pit floor engulfs vehicles

Elevated workbox falls from loader

Fall from elevated work platform

Managing static electricity

Investigation Report - Workers trapped in shaft winder

Fatal incident - Bulldozer overturns into pit

Serious accident involving articulated water cart 

Fuel service truck catches fire at coal mine

Opal miner injured in shaft fall 

NSW Weekly incident summary 4 January 2019

NSW Weekly incident summary 11 January 2019

NSW Weekly Incident summary 18 January 2019

NSW Weekly Incident summary 25 January 2019

 

 

2018 - December

NZ Alert - Wire handrail failure leads to workers death 

NZ Alert - Arc flash from switchboard

Bulldozer overturns into pit

Serious accident involving articulated water cart

Fuel service truck catches fire at Coal Mine

Opal miner injured in shaft fall

NZ Alert - Loss of control of loader

NZ Alert - Worker crushed by container swinglift

NZ Alert - Working in high temperatures

NZ Alert - Protecting workers from UV radiation

NZ Alert - Failure of semi-automatic quick hitches

NZ Alert - Fires on mining equipment

NZ Alert -Traumatic brain injury after fall

NZ Alert - Worker seriously hurts back in fall

NZ Alert - Injury during jaw cleaning

NZ Alert - Worker dies after fall from height

NZ Alert - Near-miss incidents above historic workings

Report - Worker killed when crushed in machinery

Crush injury from a scaffold pole

Controlling crush risks from mobile elevating platforms

Report - Truck driver dies at open cast coal mine

Underground worker killed when run over by own truck

Worker survives irrespirable atmosphere

Loss of control after coupling failure on EWP

QSLD Mines and Quarries Safety Performance Report

Fatality - Loaded Cat haul truck runs over pick up truck

Uncontrolled ADT movement during lift out of shaft

Semi-trailer transporting culverts overturns

Eye bolt lifting failure

Truck trailer strikes overhead power lines

Uncontrolled release of winch wire

NSW Weekly incident summary 5 December 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 12 December 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 19 December 2018

 

2018 - November

NZ Alert - Safety initiatives to implement now

NZ Alert - Worker injured by falling transmission tower

NZ Alert - Insights - Nicole Rosie talks with Quintin Hall

NZ Alert - Product recall: retrofit BVL 3-point seatbelts

NZ Alert- Product recall: Possible defect - rings and O-rings

NZ Alert - Safety initiatives to implement now

NZ Alert- ADT bin rollover

NZ Alert - Roof blown off shed in wind event

NZ Alert - Hiab truck tips during unloading

NZ Alert - Worker loses eye

NZ Alert - Hazardous Substances signage

NZ Alert - Major brain trauma after fall

NZ Alert - New sexual harassment quick guides

NZ Alert - Manual handling injury

NZ Alert - Worker falls and breaks both elbows

NZ Alert - Safe use of synthetic pyrethroids

NZ Alert - Be a safe guy campaign launched

NZ Alert - Workers hands crushed, fingers amputated

NZ Alert - Damaged footpath led to elderly mans death

Underground worker pinned by runaway vehicle

Report into death of worker following serious head injuries

Lightning strikes on rubber-tyred heavy vehicles

Uncontrolled release of winch wire

High winds put workers and public at risk

Isolation of conveyors and other plant

Fatality involving plant at a quarry

Worker fatally injured when tyre falls

Non work-related death at coal mine

Laceration to wrist by grinder

Grader operator suffers serious head injuries

Operator trapped between EWP and overhead structure

Structural failure of corrugated steel water tank

Water tanker rolls down bank

Articulated dump truck bin roll over

Ute rolls onto its side

Worker falls from conveyor gantry

Controlling legionella bacteria in mining operations

Excavator rolls onto side

Failure of lifting point results in fall

Scissor lifts must have spotter says coroner

Linishing wheel makes contact with worker

Worker suffers partial amputation of finger

Managing the risks and hazards of hoppers and chutes 

Welding processes declared a carcinogen

Safe systems of work on drill rigs

Fatality - Worker dies after fall from girder

Detecting gas in confined spaces

Manual fire suppression activation units

Removing, replacing and repairing tyres

NSW Weekly incident summary 7 November 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 14 November 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 21 November 2018

 

2018 - October

NZ Alert - Lacerated thumb while installing splits

NZ Alert - Company fined after man crushed

NZ Alert - Six workers fall after scaffolding collapse

 NZ Alert - Rock falls from face

NZ Alert - New noise toolkit released

NZ Alert - WorkSafe's Nicole Rosie talks with Mai Chen

NZ Alert - Excavator falls off transporter

NZ Alert - Worker's leg amputated after being crushed

NZ Alert - Skid plates / king pins operator statement

NZ Safety Alerts - Near misses wanted to help save lives

NZ Alert - Uncontrolled movement of vehicle

NZ Alert - Inadequate machine guarding leads to amputation

Worker's lower leg amputated as forklift strikes bollard

Risks of existence of keyed alike and master keys

 Safety when lifting and suspending loads

Inadequate isolation leads to electric shock

Miners injured when building partially collapsed

Tyre, wheel and rim management - new guidance

Management of RCS in quarries

Investigation report - Serious burns while refueling

Light vehicles in mining operations

Worker crushed under truck while unloading on slope

Near miss when accumulator components ejected

Two workers trapped in shaft winder

Investigation report into death at Lightning Ridge

Management of public safety at closed sites

Product recall - Honeywell hard hats

NSW Weekly incident summary 3 & 10 October 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 17 October 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 24 October 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 31 October 2018

 

2018 - September

NZ Alert - Worker injured when falling from ladder

NZ Alert - Complacency over chemical use costs worker eye

NZ Alert - Company fined for lax approach to managing risk

 NZ Alert - Workers put at risk from dust

NZ Alert - Air quality in the extractives industry ACOP

NZ product recall - DBI-SALA self retracting lifeline

NZ Alert - Guide to Personal Protective Equipment

NZ Alert - Another worker killed in gravity take-up

NZ Alert - Drugs and Alcohol Fact Sheet released

NZ Alert - Seat belts not worn in recent rollover fatalities

NZ Alert - Another ADT rollover

NZ Alert - Q2 2018 Health and Safety Stats released

Operator injured when scraper rolls over bench

100 tonnes of rock falls into open stope brow

Preventing fires on mobile plant

Safety guide - replacing, repairing, removing tyres

Mines rescue at Tahmoor coal mine

Haul truck driver killed was travelling at 79 km/h

US Fatality - Worker killed in gravity take-up

No seat belt - injury when head hit windscreen

Haul truck operator fatally injured

Preventing noise induced hearing loss in mines

Electrician injured by arc in low voltage switchboard

Fatality involving articulated dump truck

Operator thrown and killed in bulldozer rollover 

Miner injured when conveyor belt started moving

NSW Safety Management Kit for small mines released

Quarterly Report - Preventing fires on mobile plant

Illegal mining discovered in NSW

NSW Weekly incident summary 5 September 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 12 September 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 19 September 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 26 September 2018

 

2018 - August

NZ Alert - Worker injures hand when material falls on it

NZ Alert - Operator distractions

NZ Alert - Air hose connection blows off

NZ Alert - Nicole Rosie at Safeguard Conference

NZ Alert - Unauthorised entry to quarries

NZ Alert - Recall: 6000kg vehicle support stands

NZ Alert - Preventing and responding to bullying at work

NZ Alert - Excavator topples onto its side

NZ Alert - Worker's leg crushed in machinery

Fatality involving articulated dump truck

Operator struck on head by high pressure air line

Pneumoconiosis and complicated mass fibrosis

Issue with personal exposure sampling devices 

Miner knocked unconscious by chain

Miner struck by rockfall at mine face

Miner seriously injured falling from man basket

Intrinsically safe electrical equip for use with diesel powered plant

Investigation report - fatality on surface of underground mine

Miner hit in head and seriously hurt

South African copper mine conveyor fire

Serious leg injuries in nose-to-tail collision

Preventing fires on mobile plant - discussion paper

Dust safety in the metals and extractives industry

Manned loader falls into open stope

Serious injuries with persons and plant falling over edges

Miner seriously injured by falling floor grating

Worker crushed by slewing crane

Safety device failures detected during checks

Wire snaps under routine stressing

Worker killed by pressurised gas hose

Solvent vapour explosion near miss for worker

Inadequate guarding causes amputation and entanglement

NSW Weekly incident summary 1 and 8 August 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 15 August 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 22 August 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 29 August 2018

  

2018 - July

NZ Alert - Worker sustains eye injury

NZ Alert - Worker crushed and trapped by switchboard

NZ Alert - Fire in bin from steel cutting

NZ Alert - Video message from Nicole Rosie, WorkSafe

NZ Alert - Electric shock when dispensing fuel from tank

NZ Alert - New rules for storing toxic and corrosive substances

NZ Alert - New rules for keeping records of hazardous substances

NZ Alert - Driveshaft parking brake failures 

NZ Alert - Worker exposed to fall from height

Workers seriously hurt by falling coal

Serious injury caused by flying object

 Increase in vehicle rollovers

Grader falls off low loader

Drill rig suspended 50m above ground

Managing the risks of working near windrows

Near miss between light vehicle and haul truck

Mechanic falls from portable crusher

Miner injured chasing runaway truck

Rib failures in underground coal mines

Operator seriously injured in dozer fall

Serious burns sustained touching electrical feed line

Underground mine fire initiates mines rescue response

Rockfall damages dozer

Microsleep ends in accident

Signage used to help change behaviour

Quarry vehicle safety leaflet

NSW Weekly incident summary 4 July 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 11 July 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 18 July 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 25 July 2018

 

2018 - June

NZ Alert - MinEx releases Worker Wellbeing fact sheet

NZ Alert - Articulated truck rollovers

NZ Alert - Reporting incidents for failure of pressure safety valves

NZ Alert - Cutting in quarry causes bush fire

NZ Alert - Workers exposed to carbon monoxide

NZ Alert - Worker injured clearing blockage in crusher

NZ Alert - Workers arm drawn into machinery

NZ Alert - Operator struck by compressed air hose

NZ Alert - Remote control unit failures a risk

NZ Alert - Kids and machinery a lethal combination

NZ Alert - Worker crushed to death by falling pallets

Managing the risks of stress - video guidelines

Operator rescued from submerged dozer 

Hazards of elastic springback in plates

Asbestos containing material disturbed in power transformer 

Importance of munitions reporting

Gasket rupture results in gas leak

Dangers of deactivating warning devices

NSW quarterly safety report Jan - March 2018

Miner burned while lighting gas fired kiln

Serious head injuries caused by hitting head underground

Tipper vehicle contacts with overhead powerlines

Near hit - worker accessed feed hopper without isolation

Front end loader in danger of tipping

Miner injured when excavator rolls

Warning - Brake failure on ADT

Front wheels lifted during boom emergency lowering

People warned of risks of falling in mine shafts

Winter safety alert - keep safe on the surface

Winter safety alert - keep safe underground

Integrated tool carrier tips over underground

Drill rig worker sustains facial injuries

QSLD Incident summary report - Feb 2018

Updated guideline for management of RCS

NSW Weekly incident summary 6 June 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 13 June 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 20 June 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 27 June 2018

 

2018 - May

NZ Alert - Tipper ram breaks

NZ Alert - Subcontractor buried under gravel

NZ Alert - Worker injured by temporary wall

NZ Alert - Working with high pressure hydraulic hoses

NZ Alert - Fatigue contributes to driver's death

NZ Alert - Asbestos removal puts people at risk

NZ Alert - Death from efforts to eliminate or mitigate risk

NZ Alert - Hand caught in conveyor belt

NZ Alert - Too many ADT rollovers

NZ Alert - WorkSafe advice on silica dust

NZ Alert - Finger caught in alternator pulley

Australian fatality - face shovel operator crushed 

Miner contacts with 4160 volts

Truck significantly damaged by lightning

 Quarterly report - fires on mobile equipment

QSLD Incident summary report - Jan 2018

Ignition of methane at continuous miner working face

Truck contacts with overhead power lines

Increase in shattered windscreens on mobile plant

Product recall: CMI 425A Restrained Receptacle Range

Managing fatigue - quick guide

Loader falls on tire contractor while doing repairs

Electric shock leads to fatality - and prosecution

Surface slope failure over multiple benches

Protection devices on longwall equipment missing/damaged

Worker exposure to diesel emissions in underground coal mines

Self-rescuer inspections and maintenance

Overwatering of roads leads to vehicle incidents

Serious laceration caused by truck rollover

Occupational lung disease health monitoring

Vehicle collision causes serious injury

NSW Weekly incident summary 2 May 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 9 May 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 16 May 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 23 May 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 30 May 2018

 

2018 - April

NZ Alert - Rock drill hits leg

NZ Alert - Faulty tow bars serious safety risk

NZ Alert - Horrific injuries after brake failure

NZ Alert - Dangers of noise in the NZ workplace

NZ Alert - Fall of ground traps worker

NZ Alert - Fire in drive shaft of dump truck

NZ Alert - Worker loses fingers in machine

Communication failures result in collisions

Serious head injury caused by fall

Drill worker sustains facial injuries

Excavator operator trapped after bank fell

Serious injury at open cut coal mine

Loader operator saved by seat belt

Articulated truck rollovers common

Pre-detonation of blast hole injures miners

Electric shocks from welding machines

Splicing conveyor belts cause fatalities

Articulated truck rollovers - alert update

Unauthorised workers with gas monitor bypass keys

Environmental conditions influence methane monitors

NSW Weekly incident summary 4 April 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 11 April 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 18 April 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 25 April 2018

 

2018 - March

NZ Alert - Excavator brings down powerlines

NZ Alert - MinEx releases Whole Body Vibration fact sheet

NZ Alert - Man slips into bath of molten zinc

NZ Alert - Tyre explosion from over-inflation

NZ Alert - Trainee fractures finger between drill rods

NZ Alert -  Driver hurt in Northland quarry crash 

NZ Alert - Hand and arm crushed and burned

Fatality while inflating tyre on loading shovel

Finger amputated after feeder mishap

Worker hurt from fall down ladder

Dingy capsizes in dredge pond after entanglement

Surface tailing storage facility management

Tailings dam failure at gold mine

Field technician dies during exploration activities

NZ Alert - Lessons from Grizz, the dog

NZ Alert -  Man loses fingers in unguarded machine

NZ Alert - Exposure to noise a risk for workers

NZ Alert - Skid plate failures on semi-trailers

NZ Alert - Man killed by rockfall

Rock breaks hardhat giving miner serious head injury

Rock smashes through excavator window

Fire in ammonium nitrate store

Field technician dies during exploration activities

Dog walker puts life at risk

Ladder hits worker causing serious fall

Workers withdrawn after methane frictional ignition

NSW Weekly incident summary 7 March 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 14 March 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 21 March 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 28 March 2018

 

2018 - February

NZ Alert - Fall hazards dominate statistics

NZ Alert - Man seriously injured by fall

NZ Alert - Failures in towing connections

NZ Alert - Misfires found days after shot

NZ Alert - Man seriously injured by digger bucket

NZ Alert - Truck body rolls while tipping

NZ Alert - Death of a worker caught in machine

NZ Alert - Managing heat in the workplace

Spotter struck in face by winch cable

Two serious high pressure fluid injuries

Lifting chain failure causes fall

Wear on tyre rim found during inspection

Fatality at open cut mine

Loader loses brakes and crashes

Fall from height into water

Miner's feet pinned by rock

Serious injuries when truck overturns

Guidelines for managing surface tailings storage 

NSW Weekly incident summary 7 Feb 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 14 Feb 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 21 Feb 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 28 Feb 2018

 

2018 - January

NZ Alert - Failure to follow procedure puts worker at risk

NZ Alert - Use the safety gear you have

NZ Alert - Worker falls from height

NZ Alert - Company fined over failure to learn

NZ Alert - Serious injuries caused by fall

Hoist bucket kills mine worker

Mines and preparing for fires

Managing the risks of working in heat

Guideline for hydraulic safety

Guideline for collision prevention

Guideline for fall prevention

Protecting workers from UV radiation

Underground conveyor incident puts workers at risk

How to manage back to work fatigue

NSW Weekly incident summary 10 Jan 2018

NSW Weekly incident summary 17 Jan 2018 

NSW Weekly incident summary 31 Jan 2018

 

2017 - December

NZ Alert - One mine worker's story

NZ Alert - Rock from tyre blow out hits excavator

NZ Alert - Near miss with live electrical wires

NZ Alert - Falls from height easily avoided

NZ Alert - Duty of care in relation to contractors

NZ Alert - Oil recycler sentenced over workplace death

Crane boom collapses into quarry

Arc flash hazard alert

How to be prepared for a tropical cyclone

Explosives impacted by forklift

Dealing with heat stress in underground mines

Pressurised dispensers rupture due to heat exposure

Process tank roof bursts due to uncontrolled reaction 

Catastrophic engine failure in undergound coal mine

NSW Government publishes incident data spreadsheet

Worker falls and suffers serious head injuries

Report looks at structural integrity issues

Five US fatalities in longwall recovery incidents

Insufficient ventilation identified undergound

NSW Weekly incident summary 6 Dec 2017  

NSW Weekly incident summary 13 Dec 2017 

NSW Weekly incident summary 20 Dec 2017 

 

2017 - November

NZ Alert - Man falls from makeshift step

NZ Alert - Worker loses eye

NZ Alert - Just trying to help

NZ Alert - Worker burned by electric shock

NZ Alert - Safe maintenance of machinery

NZ Alert - Pedestrian interaction with heavy vehicles

NZ Alert - Company sentenced for fall from height

Telehandler rollover during a lift

Seismic emergency response and preparedness

Miner suffers burns to body

Report into serious injury of operator

Miner overcome by vapors from hazardous waste

New focus for managing hazardous substances

Mine worker struck by coal from longwall face

Front end loader collision with vehicle

Changes to hazardous substances regs - Interpretive guidelines

Changes to hazardous substances regs - Quick guide 

Excavator struck by debris from highwall failure 

Loose lunchbox causes ADT to drive through bund

Injury caused due to lack of maintenance

Case study: Human factors in mining

Fire and explosion risks in underground mines fact sheet

Consolidated report on exposure to dust

NSW Weekly incident summary 1 Nov 2017  

NSW Weekly incident summary 8 Nov 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 15 Nov 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 22 Nov 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 29 Nov 2017

 

2017 - October

NZ Fatality - truck driver killed when tipper body fell on cab 

Wanted - NZ near-misses to help save lives

NZ Alert - Man injured when falling inside crusher

Final investigation report into underground fatality

Front end loader hit by locomotive

Fall while changing oil filter

Miner receives electrical shock

Do safety helmets have an effective working life?

In-service fires on mobile plant

Hand injured during planing operation

Serious injuries after falling from unidentified risk

Working safely with hazardous substances

What is a notifiable incident?

Managing health risks in the extractives sector

Worker exposure to diesel exhaust emissions

Fall of ground risks in underground mines

Fire and explosion risks fact sheet

Airborne contaminants – metalliferous mines

NSW Weekly incident summary 4 Oct 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 11 Oct 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 18 Oct 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 25 Oct 2017

 

2017 - September

Coal mine worker fatally injured 

Methane hazards at open-cut excavations

Lack of sleep could affect your safety at work

Inrush from raisebore hole

Worker's thumb severed during winching operation 

Catwalk failure on mobile screener

Foot caught in crusher

Shock received from portable welder

Dam overflows and floods mine

Assessing personal dust exposures

Unintended movement of conveyor 

Response times of gas detectors

TIP Report - Gas outburst risks in longwall mining

Report: Catastrophic engine failure 

Failure to use brake - vehicle rolls out of control

Reuse of removable exhaust filters on ExDES

Working safely in confined spaces

Identifying, assessing and managing risks

Catastrophic engine failure in underground coal mine

Operator doused in cleaning fluid has allergic reaction

Updated guide on managing fatigue in the workplace

Serious burns to worker's hands

Worker suffers serious burns while refuelling

Two New Zealand fatalities in forestry industry

Qsld guidelines for respirable crystalline silica

Underground conveyor equipment incident

$100 000 fine under Health and Safety at  Work Act

Worker's hand crushed in roller

NSW Weekly incident summary 6 Sept 2017 

NSW Weekly incident summary 13 Sept 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 20 Sept 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 27 Sept 2017

 

2017 - August

Worker suffers serious burn when fuel ignites

Take immediate action to manage known risks

Catastrophic engine failure in underground coal mine

Slurry pump explosion 

Two injuries in two days and no notification – companies fined

Targeted assessment report - fatigue management practices

Targeted assessment consolidated report - emergency management

Non-compliant and unsafe TPS Cable supplied in New Zealand 

Worker burnt after risks not managed

Two rescued from crane roll over

Slurry pump explosion

Dangerous incident during blasting 

Truck driven from Go-line with turbo timer activated

Circumferential failure of lockrings

Cylinder design approvals withdrawn

Eddy-current testing of SCUBA and SCBA cylinders

Working near water is a high-risk activity

Smoldering fire cloth

Truck driver saved by seatbelt

NSW Weekly incident summary 2 Aug 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 9 Aug 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 16 Aug 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 23 Aug 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 30 Aug 2017

 

2017 - July

Fall from height leaves man a tetraplegic

Arm trapped in conveyor belt

Uncontrolled release of energy during removal of pin

Uninterruptable power supply installations

Lack of pillar support in underground mine

Longwall faces: safe access and emergency exits

Worker injured due to ineffective isolaton

Clarifications notice for pressure equipment

Welding fumes a carcinogen

Injured worker not discovered or treated for long period

Effective risk management of fatigue

Workers struck and injured by pump cover

Updated fact sheet Using RPE effectively (PCBUs)

Updated fact sheet Using RPE effectively (Workers)

Updated fact sheet Managing silica dust 

NSW Weekly incident summary 5 July 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 12 July 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 19 July 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 26 July 2017

2017 - June

Fines under H&S Act for close call

Mobile equipment collisions 

Check for non-compliant gas monitors

Fitter receives burns to hand

Fatality on surface of underground mine

Lack of systems key to workers death

Loader reversed over light vehicle

Risks of flameproof alternators

Violent explosion caused by pre-heating

Report on fatality from hydraulic injection injury

Report on fatality at Perilya Southern Operations

Excavator cabin detaches and falls

Footwear prevents serious injuries

Inquiry into black lung finds catastophic failure

Close call as stack collapses

NSW Weekly incident summary 7 June 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 14 June 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 21 June 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 28 June 2017 

 

2017 - May

 

NZ Fatality Report Hydralylic power pack ram failure

Fitter struck in chest

Miner buried chest deep in feed hopper

Company fined for incident that left man a tetraplegic

Scrubber tower fails

Falling drill rods injure hand

Synthetic fibre sling fails

Uninterruptible power supply installations

Avoiding train derailment

Fatal accident in underground mine

Risks of diesel exhaust emissions

Underground coal mine dust hazards

Avoiding ground and strata failure

Preparing an emergency plan

Managing fatigue in the workplace

Controlling airborne contaminants

Managing diesel exhaust emissions

Check in check out system

Mobile equipment operator injured when seat belt failed

Drill hole compressed air injection

Truckmixer driver slip

NSW Weekly incident summary 31 May 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 24 May 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 17 May 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 10 May 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 4 May 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 26 April 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 19 April 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 12 April 2017

 

2017 - April

WorkSafe alert! NZ highwall failure fatality

Electrical protection batteries discharging

Truckmixer driver slip

Control risks as soon as they are identified

Pneumatic air tool fitting fails

NSW Weekly incident summary 6 April 2017

Electrical protection system fails

Serious drill rig accident

Haul truck collision with pick-up

Close call with overhead wire

NSW Weekly incident summary 22 March 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 29 March 2017

2017 - March

Preventing falls of persons

Close-call rockfall at mine

Miner avoids fall

Falling rocks breach catch bund

Exposure to dust results in serious illness

NSW Weekly incident summary 15 March 2017

Investigation report into Ridgeway Mine fatality

NZ severe injury fined by WorkSafe

NSW Weekly incident summary 1 March 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 8 March 2017

Black lung strikes 13th worker

Serious injury operating a block-making machine

Managing fatigue in the workplace

Guide to help you review your safety incentive scheme

How to prepare an emergency plan

2017 - February

Reported case of coal worker pneumoconiosis 

NSW Weekly incident summary 22 February 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 15 February 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 8 February 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary 1 February 2017

Light vehicle collides with mine entry gate

Gas outburst on longwall face

Mines and preparing for fires

Shaft filling incident

Driver thrown from cab in truck rollover

Unexpected use of detonator and detonating cord

Toxic gases fed into sealed areas of mine

 

2017 - January

Truck roll over safety bulletin

NSW Weekly incident summary week ending 11 January 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary week ending 18 January 2017

NSW Weekly incident summary week ending 25 January 2017

Starting the work year safely - WorkSafe NZ

Fatality after being struck by truck tailgate

Coal burst on longwall face

Fatality during unloading

 

2016 - December 

Safety guidance for working around tyres and rims

Ministry of Social Development prosecution

Improving safety for participants on community work

Danger - exposure of copper/copper alloys top ammonium nitrate

Non-compliant stone dust supplied to underground mine

Incident involving the transport of large dump trucks

Electrical arc fast hazards in mining

NSW Weekly Incident Summary Report w/e 7 Dec 2016

Fires on surface coal mines

Abrasive blasting incident

Opal mining fatality

Changes to vehicle dimensions and mass rule

Workers exposed to elevated levels of methane

Operator breaks arm while operating high pressure hose

Good practice guidelines - Scaffolding in NZ

NSW Weekly Incident Summary Report w/e 30 Nov 2016

 

2016 - November

Fixed plant & mobile equipment fires on surface coal mines

Importance of gas detection equipment maintenance

Airborne contaminants Fact Sheet

Sudden failure of feed hopper

New online health & safety tool to help SMEs manage risks

NSW Weekly Incident Summary Report w/e 16 Nov 2016

Fatality in underground mine

Preparing for severe weather events

Prevent structural failure alert

Using safety chains on heavy vehicles

NSW Weekly Incident Summary Report w/e 9 Nov 2016

Lessons to be learned from workplace fatality

Transport Agency urging checks of truck drawbeams

LHD operator narrowly escapes injury

NSW Weekly Incident Summary Report w/e 19 Oct 2016

NSW Weekly Incident Summary Report w/e 26 Oct 2016

NSW Weekly Incident Summary Report w/e 2 Nov 2016

 

2016 - October

Coal burst knocks workers to the ground

Drill fitter killed when crushed between drill head and rod centraliser arm

Drill offsider run over by tracked vehicle

Ensuring safety of ageing electrical switchgear

Fatality involving chain feeding at a wash plant

Final report of a fatal fall of a person May 2014

Firefighting component issues identified

Four electrical incidents in underground coal mines

Hazards of working under a stope bridge

Rock falls on loader operator

Seat belt saves quarry worker

Underground roof fall injures miner

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (14 Sept)

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (21 Sept)

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (5 Oct)

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (12 Oct)

Worker Seriously hurt when caught in moving conveyor

 

2016 - September

By-passing machinery interlock

Drill entanglement accident

Drill rig rollover

Fall from height during helicopter lifting operations

Issues with the use of semi-conductive insulation

Miner struck by rockfall at a development face

Rollover of forklift truck

Fatal accident - Failed gantry bridge

Worker injured by low voltage switchboard arc flash

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (28 Sept)

 

2016 - July

Worker injured when shoulder contacts with powerline

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (6 July)

Two miners inured when fuel tank exlodes

Fatal incident when coupling a tractor unit to a trailer

Working under a strope bridge

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (29 June)

 

2016 - June

Excavator slips into lake while excavating sand

WorkSafeNZ 'Litany of Failures' leads to quarry worker death - company and director fined

Mobile mixing unit explosives truck rollover

Uncontrolled engine shutdown on a dump truck

Miner seriously injured after fall from conveyor

Cell phones and mobile equipment don't mix

Tyre fitter's fingers crushed while operating hydraulic bead breaker

Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (15 June)

Haul truck crushed when roof of limestone mine falls 

Underground worker crushed between IT work basket and roof

Tunnel workers exposed to excessive ultrafine particles

Serious leg injuries from unrestrained drill rig break-out wrench

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (8 Jun)

Tyre fitter trapped under foam filled tyre

Serious accident when loader bucket hits miner

Close call when dozer ruptures natural gas transmission line

Working near slopes in quarries

Dangers exist in active and abandoned mine sites

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (1 June)

 

2016 - May

WorkSafeNZ - Quarry operator ordered to pay over $150k after employee crushed to death

WorkSafeNZ - WorkSafe lays charges following Salters Cartage workplace death investigation

Reportable Incidents, weekly summary NSW (25 May)

Employee's fingers crushed by an un-guarded trap point on a travelling stacker-lifter

Cold leaching reagent incorrectly labelled and transported by supplier

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (18 May)

Defects found in self-rescuers

Close call when a 7050 tonne bin breaks

Reportable incidents, weekly summary NSW (27 April)

Miner seriously injured when sweatshirt is caught in a drill

Failure of clamp on forklift

Seven dozer accidents in 2015

Safety for equipment mounted at height

 

2016 - April

NSW - Weekly incident summary 20 April 2016

Standing trailer collapses

Haul truck collides with grader on active dump

Near miss as roof collapses while miners were cleaning the roof vent

Worker seriously injured in fall from dump truck

WorkSafeNZ Company fined after nine tonne truck hoist crushes mechanic

Miner punctures lung in fall from floatation platform

Collision between front end loader and light vehicle

NSW Weekly incident summary 14 April 2016

Contract coal mine worker suffers cardiac arrest

Miner loses arm in head pulley of conveyor belt

NSW - Weekly incident summary 6 April 2016

NSW - Weekly incident summary 30 March 2016

Worker trapped after dozer slides down waste pile

WorkSafe finds basic failures at Taylor's Limeworks accident

WorkSafe no charges over Waikari Quarry death

2016 - February

Health & Safety across the quarrying and quarry products industry

High pressure water jet failure results in injury

Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No

WA SRS - Publications-Mining and Explorations - Significant Incident Reports

NSW - Weekly incident summary 19 February 2016

NSW - Weekly incident summary 24 February 2016

NSW - Weekly incident summary 3 February 2016 

2016 - January

Crane head sheave falls from height during a lift

Group Status - Official ESTA Application Website, U.S

Health & Safety across the quarrying and quarry products industry

Three fatalities in the first 19 days of 2016 in the USA Coal Mines

NSW - Weekly incident summary for 20 January