Mines safety alerts

Significant incident report numbering is not continuous and may have been revised and reissued, or deleted as it no longer reflects best practices and/or Resources Safety’s risk management approach.

Mines safety significant incident reports

SIR No. 256: Process tank roof bursts due to uncontrolled reaction - 133 Kb

SIR No. 256: Process tank roof bursts due to uncontrolled reaction (21 November 2017)

SIR No. 255: Telehandler rollover during a lift - 183 Kb

SIR No. 255: Telehandler rollover during a lift (10 November 2017)

SIR No. 254: Uncontrolled release of energy during removal of luffing cylinder pin - 148 Kb

SIR No. 254: Uncontrolled release of energy during removal of luffing cylinder pin (6 July 2017)

SIR No. 253: Injured worker not discovered and treated for extended period - 143 Kb

SIR No. 253: Injured worker not discovered and treated for extended period (27 June 2017)

SIR No. 252: Fitter struck in chest by packing plate released under pressure - 174 Kb

SIR No. 252: Fitter struck in chest by packing plate released under pressure (12 May 2017)

SIR No. 251: Worker seriously injured while operating a block-making machine - 139 Kb

SIR No. 251: Worker seriously injured while operating a block-making machine (24 February 2017)

SIR No. 250: Unexpected initiation of detonator and detonating cord - 98 Kb

SIR No. 250: Unexpected initiation of detonator and detonating cord (8 February 2017)

SIR No. 249: Drill offsider run over by tracked vehicle - 184 Kb

SIR No. 249: Drill offsider run over by tracked vehicle (11 October 2016)

SIR No. 248: Worker seriously injured when caught in moving conveyor - 126 Kb

SIR No. 248: Worker seriously injured when caught in moving conveyor (12 September 2016)

SIR No. 247: Drill fitter crushed between drill head and rod centraliser arm - fatal accident - update - 223 Kb

SIR No. 247: Drill fitter crushed between drill head and rod centraliser arm - fatal accident - update (12 September 2016)

SIR No. 246: Fall from height during helicopter lifting operations - 174 Kb

SIR No. 246: Fall from height during helicopter lifting operations (18 August 2016)

SIR No. 245: Worker injured by low-voltage switchboard arc flash - 124 Kb

SIR No. 245: Worker injured by low-voltage switchboard arc flash (17 August 2016)

SIR No. 244: Failed gantry bridge crushes boilermaker working in thickener tank - fatal accident - 173 Kb

SIR No. 244: Failed gantry bridge crushes boilermaker working in thickener tank - fatal accident

SIR No. 243: Drill fitter crushed between drill head and rod centraliser arm - fatal accident - 179 Kb

SIR No. 243: Drill fitter crushed between drill head and rod centraliser arm - fatal accident (14 July 2016)

SIR No. 242: Tyre fitter's fingers crushed while operating hydraulic bead breaker - 157 Kb

SIR No. 242: Tyre fitter's fingers crushed while operating hydraulic bead breaker (14 June 2016)

SIR No. 241: Underground worker crushed between integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and roof of excavation (backs) - 121 Kb

SIR No. 241: Underground worker crushed between integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and roof of excavation (backs) (7 June 2016)

SIR No. 240: Haul truck collides with grader on active dump - 153 Kb

SIR No. 240: Haul truck collides with grader on active dump (13 April 2016)

SIR No. 239: Low-voltage arc flash during switching operation - 113 Kb

SIR No. 239: Low-voltage arc flash during switching operation (11 March 2016)

SIR No. 238: Mobile plant interaction results in crush injuries - 172 Kb

SIR No. 238 Mobile plant interaction results in crush injuries (12 February 2016)

SIR No. 237: Failure of crane head sheave - 137 Kb

SIR No. 237 Failure of crane head sheave (12 January 2016)

SIR No. 236: Near miss when a pick-and-carry crane rolls over - 248 Kb

SIR No. 236 Near miss when a pick-and-carry crane rolls over (21 December 2015)

SIR No. 235: Scaffolder falls from height in a process vessel at a refinery - fatal accident - 218 Kb

SIR No. 235 Scaffolder falls from height in a process vessel at a refinery - fatal accident (18 December 2015)

SIR No. 234: Light vehicle driven partly over edge of open stope - 133 Kb

Light vehicle driven partly over edge of open stope (09 December 2015)

SIR No. 233: Worker seriously injured by hot caustic solution while cleaning an inline strainer - 72 Kb

Worker seriously injured by hot caustic solution while cleaning an inline strainer (01 December 2015)

SIR No. 223: Worker stung by swarm of bees during rehabilitation operations - 66 Kb

Worker stung by swarm of bees during rehabilitation operations (20 July 2015)

SIR No. 224: Underground workers injured by arc flash and blast from a MCC - 288 Kb

Underground workers injured by arc flash and blast from a MCC (24 July 2015)

SIR No. 225: Worker seriously injured by moving parts in a modified stemming bucket - 145 Kb

Worker seriously injured by moving parts in a modified stemming bucket (10 August 2015)

SIR No. 226: Collision between an autonomous haul truck and manned water cart - 97 Kb

Collision between an autonomous haul truck and manned water cart (11 August 2015)

SIR No. 227: Grid mesh falls from drill mast - 64 Kb

Grid mesh falls from drill mast (06 October 2015)

SIR No. 228: Seriously injured when sprayed by anhydrous ammonia after failure of flexible rubber hose - 199 Kb

Worker seriously injured when sprayed by anhydrous ammonia after failure of flexible rubber hose (09 October 2015)

SIR No. 232: Underground operator collapses underground – fatal accident - 72 Kb

SIR No. 232 Underground operator collapses underground – fatal accident (30 November 2015)

SIR No. 231: Falling rock damages tele-handler leading to serious injuries - 240 Kb

SIR No. 231 Falling rock damages tele-handler leading to serious injuries (24 November 2015)

SIR No. 230: Dump truck roll-over - fatal accident - 155 Kb

SIR No. 230 Dump truck roll-over - fatal accident (18 November 2015)

SIR No. 229: Worker injured using high-pressure water jetting equipment - 363 Kb

SIR No. 229 Worker injured using high-pressure water jetting equipment (18 November 2015)

SIR No. 118: Grader incident - loss of control - 37 Kb

SIR No. 118 Grader incident - loss of control (30 August 2002)

SIR No. 066: Structural failure of bucketwheel reclaimer - fatal - 5 Kb

SIR No. 066 Structural failure of bucketwheel reclaimer - fatal (28 August 1996)

SIR No. 092: RC drill rig 3” sample hose connection - serious accident - 14 Kb

SIR No. 092 RC drill rig 3” sample hose connection - serious accident (23 February 1998)

SIR No. 214: Haul truck collides with light vehicle in a designated controlled area - 143 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 214: Haul truck collides with light vehicle in a designated controlled area (28 April 2015)

SIR No. 069: Anfo mixing vehicle fire - 7 Kb

SIR No. 069 Anfo mixing vehicle fire (22 November 1996)

SIR No. 121: Haul road stability in open-cut operations - 39 Kb

SIR No. 121 Haul road stability in open-cut operations (7 January 2003)

SIR No. 030: Elevating platform operation - serious injury - 19 Kb

SIR No. 030 Elevating platform operation - serious injury (31 March 1992)

SIR No. 055: Conveyor belt - fatal accident - 5 Kb

SIR No. 055 Conveyor belt - fatal accident (25 May 1995)

SIR No. 155: Rock fall during support cycle in a high heading development - fatal accident - 50 Kb

SIR No. 155 Rock fall during support cycle in a high heading development - fatal accident (17 July 2009)

SIR No. 059: Offloading unpalleted articles - 8 Kb

SIR No. 059 Offloading unpalleted articles (10 July 1995)

SIR No. 006: Safe use of radiation gauges - 17 Kb

SIR No. 006 Safe use of radiation gauges (29 November 1989)

SIR No. 173: Employee burnt while setting up fire scenario for emergency response training - 136 Kb

SIR No. 173 Employee burnt while setting up fire scenario for emergency response training (21 November 2011)

SIR No. 075: Explosion in underground magazine - 6 Kb

SIR No. 075 Explosion in underground magazine (29 May 1997)

SIR No. 117: Underground electrical equipment - fatal accident - 39 Kb

SIR No. 117 Underground electrical equipment - fatal accident (12 August 2002)

SIR No. 209: Potential signal tube detonator explosion (snap, slap and shoot) during charge-up - 113 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 209: Potential signal tube detonator explosion (snap, slap and shoot) during charge-up (20 November 2014)

SIR No. 065: Children exposed to hazards at unattended mine - 6 Kb

SIR No. 065 Children exposed to hazards at unattended mine (30 July 1996)

SIR No. 011: EMU mine disaster - 20 Kb

SIR No. 011 EMU mine disaster (10 April 1990)

SIR No. 192: Short circuit fault in a variable speed drive results in fire, arcing and equipment damage - 556 Kb

SIR No. 192 Short circuit fault in a variable speed drive results in fire, arcing and equipment damage (11 December 2013)

SIR No. 218: Horseplay at a mining operation results in a serious injury - 64 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 218: Horseplay at a mining operation results in a serious injury (28 May 2015)

SIR No. 190: Serious high voltage (HV) arc flash incident results in injuries - 194 Kb

SIR No. 190 Serious high voltage (HV) arc flash incident results in injuries (22 November 2013)

SIR No. 167: Failure of the rope guide on a Demag overhead travelling crane - 220 Kb

SIR No. 167 Failure of the rope guide on a Demag overhead travelling crane (16 December 2010)

SIR No. 015: Haul truck tyre explosion - 21 Kb

SIR No. 015 Haul truck tyre explosion (31 December 1990)

SIR No. 164: Fall from height in an ore pass - fatal accident - 49 Kb

SIR No. 164 Fall from height in an ore pass - fatal accident (15 July 2010)

SIR No. 107: Multiple fuming and gas explosion - 20 Kb

SIR No. 107 Multiple fuming and gas explosion (9 October 2001)

SIR No. 177: Burns from hydrocarbon gas fire in truck air conditioning system - 154 Kb

SIR No. 177 Burns from hydrocarbon gas fire in truck air conditioning system (18 April 2012)

SIR No. 056: Uncontrolled discharge of stored energy source - fatal - 6 Kb

SIR No. 056 Uncontrolled discharge of stored energy source - fatal (26 May 1995)

SIR No. 133: Use of torque multiplier - fatal accident - 64 Kb

SIR No. 133 Use of torque multiplier - fatal accident (9 February 2005)

SIR No. 210: Electrician crushed between lift car and lift shaft structure - fatal accident - 76 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 210: Electrician crushed between lift car and lift shaft structure - fatal accident (15 December 2014)

SIR No. 028: Mud rush - fatal accident - 19 Kb

SIR No. 028 Mud rush - fatal accident (19 February 1992)

SIR No. 141: Rockfall fatality - 52 Kb

SIR No. 141 Rockfall fatality (19 March 2007)

SIR No. 161: Struck by moving train - fatal accident - 80 Kb

SIR No. 161 Struck by moving train - fatal accident (10 March 2010)

SIR No. 170: Gold room explosion - integrated pressure strip electrowinning (IPSE) circuit failure - 142 Kb

SIR No. 170 Gold room explosion - integrated pressure strip electrowinning (IPSE) circuit failure (14 February 2011)

SIR No. 146: Hazard posed by cyclone draw in RC drilling - 115 Kb

SIR No. 146 Hazard posed by cyclone draw in RC drilling (12 December 2007)

SIR No. 005: Split ring tyre assembly explosion - fatal - 18 Kb

SIR No. 005 Split ring tyre assembly explosion - fatal (12 October 1989)

SIR No. 109: Fitting of tile boxes on drilling rigs - 31 Kb

SIR No. 109 Fitting of tile boxes on drilling rigs (9 October 2001)

SIR No. 051: Failure of mast supports on drill rigs - 6 Kb

SIR No. 051 Failure of mast supports on drill rigs (29 December 1994)

SIR No. 180: Combination extendable spreader and lifting beam fails during lifting - 314 Kb

SIR No. 180 Combination extendable spreader and lifting beam fails during lifting (28 February 2013)

SIR No. 080: Overheating radiator - burn injury - 15 Kb

SIR No. 080 Overheating radiator - burn injury (24 July 1997)

SIR No. 185: Serious entanglement injury sustained during calibration of conveyor belt weightometer) - 263 Kb

SIR No. 185 Serious entanglement injury sustained during calibration of conveyor belt weightometer) (8 July 2013)

SIR No. 091: Fall of material - fatal accident - 13 Kb

SIR No. 091 Fall of material - fatal accident (23 February 1998)

SIR No. 154: Heavy wire lifting slings fell from crane hook - employees injured - 54 Kb

SIR No. 154 Heavy wire lifting slings fell from crane hook - employees injured (7 July 2009)

SIR No. 104: Dislodgement of a crane load above a person - 14 Kb

SIR No. 104 Dislodgement of a crane load above a person (19 January 2000)

SIR No. 147: Fire and entrapment hazard on mobile plant (salt harvester) - 129 Kb

SIR No. 147 Fire and entrapment hazard on mobile plant (salt harvester) (3 January 2008)

SIR No. 043: Remote control loader fire in an open stope - 20 Kb

SIR No. 043 Remote control loader fire in an open stope (15 February 1994)

SIR No. 095: Death of exploration worker - 16 Kb

SIR No. 095 Death of exploration worker (28 August 1998)

SIR No. 197: Dozer loading leads to prime mover jack-knife and fuel tank rupture - 131 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 197: Dozer loading leads to prime mover jack-knife and fuel tank rupture (27 May 2014)

SIR No. 022: Winding rope detachment - 15 Kb

SIR No. 022 Winding rope detachment (11 April 1991)

SIR No. 219: Delayed detonation of explosives in a blast hole during post-blast inspection by shotfirers - 68 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 219: Delayed detonation of explosives in a blast hole during post-blast inspection by shotfirers (05 June 2015)

SIR No. 089: Remotely operated LHD machine - fatal accident - 14 Kb

SIR No. 089 Remotely operated LHD machine - fatal accident (23 February 1998)

SIR No. 187: Serious crush injuries caused by falling ball-mill liner plate - 119 Kb

SIR No. 187: Serious crush injuries caused by falling ball-mill liner plate (23 October 2013)

SIR No. 207: Potential for serious injury from uncontrolled rotation of rotary kiln dryer - 146 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 207: Potential for serious injury from uncontrolled rotation of rotary kiln dryer (20 October 2014)

SIR No. 188: Light vehicle struck by underground truck in decline - 255 Kb

SIR No. 188 Light vehicle struck by underground truck in decline (15 November 2013)

SIR No. 211: Freight truck driver injured in fall from trailer - 178 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 211: Freight truck driver injured in fall from trailer (16 December 2014)

SIR No. 215: Overloaded stemming truck rolls over - 138 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 215: Overloaded stemming truck rolls over (11 May 2015)

SIR No. 025: Buried electrical cable - fatal accident - 16 Kb

SIR No. 025 Buried electrical cable - fatal accident (31 August 1991)

SIR No. 202: Fall from crane deck results in serious injury - 107 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 202: Fall from crane deck results in serious injury (30 June 2014)

SIR No. 139: Loss of control of service vehicles - 64 Kb

SIR No. 139 Loss of control of service vehicles (11 September 2006)

SIR No. 132: Mine haul truck runs over a light vehicle following a driver change - 115 Kb

SIR No. 132 Mine haul truck runs over a light vehicle following a driver change (3 February 2005)

SIR No. 071: Sudden collapse of ground - sinkhole formation - 7 Kb

SIR No. 071 Sudden collapse of ground - sinkhole formation (2 April 1997)

SIR No. 102: Fatal methane gas explosion - South Africa - 16 Kb

SIR No. 102 Fatal methane gas explosion - South Africa (30 August 1999)

SIR No. 182: Whirlwind carries transportable ablution block 50 metres - 64 Kb

SIR No. 182 Whirlwind carries transportable ablution block 50 metres (1 May 2013)

SIR No. 034: Underground vehicle fire - 19 Kb

SIR No. 034 Underground vehicle fire (23 February 1993)

SIR No. 027: Shrink stope - fatal accident - 18 Kb

SIR No. 027 Shrink stope - fatal accident (5 February 1992)

SIR No. 120: Contamination of high pressure compressed air - plant - 105 Kb

SIR No. 120 Contamination of high pressure compressed air - plant (9 December 2002)

SIR No. 004: Welding equipment electrocution - fatal accident - 24 Kb

SIR No. 004 Welding equipment electrocution - fatal accident (11 October 1989)

SIR No. 090: Remotely operated machinery - rockfall - fatal - 14 Kb

SIR No. 090 Remotely operated machinery - rockfall - fatal (23 February 1998)

SIR No. 085: Explosion of flammable gas in underground stope void - 17 Kb

SIR No. 085 Explosion of flammable gas in underground stope void (28 October 1997)

SIR No. 160: Maintenance personnel crushed by excavator counterweight - 54 Kb

SIR No. 160 Maintenance personnel crushed by excavator counterweight (6 January 2010)

SIR No. 193: Crush injuries sustained from movement of tailings pipe - fatal accident - 112 Kb

SIR No. 193 Crush injuries sustained from movement of tailings pipe - fatal accident (23 December 2013)

SIR No. 077: Hazardous drill hole intersection - 6 Kb

SIR No. 077 Hazardous drill hole intersection (30 May 1997)

SIR No. 113: Drillers offsider struck by stillson type wrench - 39 Kb

SIR No. 113 Drillers offsider struck by stillson type wrench (30 April 2002)

SIR No. 195: Serious injuries sustained during wheel retraction of hydraulically extendable low loader dolly - 237 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 195: Serious injuries sustained during wheel retraction of hydraulically extendable low loader dolly (24 February 2014)

SIR No. 144: Roll-over of front-end loader - 60 Kb

SIR No. 144 Roll-over of front-end loader (2 August 2007)

SIR No. 148: Tropical Cyclone George - 72 Kb

SIR No. 148 Tropical Cyclone George (3 January 2008)

SIR No. 047: Injuries sustained while working on drilling mast - 22 Kb

SIR No. 047 Injuries sustained while working on drilling mast (11 May 1994)

SIR No. 138: Paste fill wall failure - 71 Kb

SIR No. 138 Paste fill wall failure (7 August 2006)

SIR No. 179: Serious crush injuries caused by falling mesh sheets - 148 Kb

SIR No. 179 Serious crush injuries caused by falling mesh sheets (24 April 2012)

SIR No. 040: Near-miss underground blasting incident - 23 Kb

SIR No. 040 Near-miss underground blasting incident (21 October 1993)

SIR No. 178: Water cart loss of control at portal - inadvertent access to underground - 164 Kb

SIR No. 178 Water cart loss of control at portal - inadvertent access to underground (18 April 2012)

SIR No. 110: Vehicle over stope edge - 14 Kb

SIR No. 110 Vehicle over stope edge (9 October 2001)

SIR No. 115: Tyre rolling down a ramp - 38 Kb

SIR No. 115 Tyre rolling down a ramp (30 May 2002)

SIR No. 213: Maintenance worker pinned by bulldozer belly plate - fatal accident - 252 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 213: Maintenance worker pinned by bulldozer belly plate - fatal accident (11 February 2015)

SIR No. 172: Runaway underground charge-up vehicle after brakes malfunction - 141 Kb

SIR No. 172 Runaway underground charge-up vehicle after brakes malfunction (12 September 2011)

SIR No. 130: Employee sprayed with rocks when a truck tyre failed - 51 Kb

SIR No. 130 Employee sprayed with rocks when a truck tyre failed (14 January 2005)

SIR No. 101: Lime tanker pressure piping connection failure - 14 Kb

SIR No. 101 Lime tanker pressure piping connection failure (14 April 1999)

SIR No. 216: Fire in processing plant laboratory - 112 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 216: Fire in processing plant laboratory (18 May 2015)

SIR No. 171: Fall from cantilevered scaffold platform - fatal accident - 133 Kb

SIR No. 171 Fall from cantilevered scaffold platform - fatal accident (24 June 2011)

SIR No. 114: Wrong gas used during gas purge resulted in burns - 38 Kb

SIR No. 114 Wrong gas used during gas purge resulted in burns (30 May 2002)

SIR No. 032: Storage tank explosion - 15 Kb

SIR No. 032 Storage tank explosion (22 May 1992)

SIR No. 097: Radio-operated crane - uncontrolled movement - 14 Kb

SIR No. 097 Radio-operated crane - uncontrolled movement (9 September 1998)

SIR No. 017: Caught by rock drill - 15 Kb

SIR No. 017 Caught by rock drill (28 February 1991)

SIR No. 029: Stope draw-point (Mill Hole) - fatal accident - 19 Kb

SIR No. 029 Stope draw-point (Mill Hole) - fatal accident (19 February 1992)

SIR No. 105: Failure of a galvanised grade 80 chain sling - 16 Kb

SIR No. 105 Failure of a galvanised grade 80 chain sling (20 January 2000)

SIR No. 053: Elevated work platform - falling - 6 Kb

SIR No. 053 Elevated work platform - falling (5 May 1995)

SIR No. 191: Serious high voltage (HV) arc flash incident results in equipment damage - 122 Kb

SIR No. 191 Serious high voltage (HV) arc flash incident results in equipment damage (22 November 2013)

SIR No. 183: Loss of brakes on dump truck - 52 Kb

SIR No. 183 Loss of brakes on dump truck (14 May 2013)

SIR No. 038: Uncontrolled movement of mobile unit - 15 Kb

SIR No. 038 Uncontrolled movement of mobile unit (24 June 1993)

SIR No. 001: Pressurised gearbox explosion - 19 Kb

SIR No. 001 Pressurised gearbox explosion (23 August 1989)

SIR No. 112: Loading service vehicle onto trailer - 76 Kb

SIR No. 112 Loading service vehicle onto trailer (19 December 2001)

SIR No. 064: Fire on front end loader - 6 Kb

SIR No. 064 Fire on front end loader (27 March 1996)

SIR No. 199: Manned loader drives into open stope - fatal accident - 68 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 199: Manned loader drives into open stope - fatal accident (17 June 2014)

SIR No. 212: Fall from height at mobile screening plant - 150 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 212: Fall from height at mobile screening plant (23 January 2015)

SIR No. 093: Ventilation doors - fatal accident - 13 Kb

SIR No. 093 Ventilation doors - fatal accident (18 May 1998)

SIR No. 222: Worker seriously injured by falling jib attachment on integrated tool carrier (IT) - 198 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 222: Worker seriously injured by falling jib attachment on integrated tool carrier (IT) (12 June 2015)

SIR No. 003: Compressed air hose connection - fatal accident - 59 Kb

SIR No. 003 Compressed air hose connection - fatal accident (29 September 1989)

SIR No. 165: Sudden depressurisation of an ANFO charge-up kettle - 155 Kb

SIR No. 165 Sudden depressurisation of an ANFO charge-up kettle (6 December 2010)

SIR No. 152: Haul truck and light vehicle collision - 182 Kb

SIR No. 152 Haul truck and light vehicle collision (26 February 2009)

SIR No. 206: Forklift struck by truck while unloading - 151 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 206: Forklift struck by truck while unloading (22 September 2014)

SIR No. 014: Electric shock involving P and H shovel - 19 Kb

SIR No. 014 Electric shock involving P and H shovel (13 December 1990)

SIR No. 198: Large boulder falls onto active haul road - 197 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 198: Large boulder falls onto active haul road (16 June 2014)

SIR No. 074: Driver killed in tractor rollover - 6 Kb

SIR No. 074 Driver killed in tractor rollover (27 May 1997)

SIR No. 042: Remotely operated machinery - fatal accident - 19 Kb

SIR No. 042 Remotely operated machinery - fatal accident (1 February 1994)

SIR No. 062: Anchorage of underground scraper hoists - 6 Kb

SIR No. 062 Anchorage of underground scraper hoists (10 October 1995)

SIR No. 184: Shiploader rail clamps fail after original parts modified in unsuccessful attempt to overcome problem of rail misalignment - 201 Kb

SIR No. 184 Shiploader rail clamps fail after original parts modified in unsuccessful attempt to overcome problem of rail misalignment (1 July 2013)

SIR No. 045: Fatal agricultural traffic accident in quarry - 19 Kb

SIR No. 045 Fatal agricultural traffic accident in quarry (17 March 1994)

SIR No. 108: Detonation of misfire in pit floor - 19 Kb

SIR No. 108 Detonation of misfire in pit floor (9 October 2001)

SIR No. 031: Hot oil boiler - potential explosion - 15 Kb

SIR No. 031 Hot oil boiler - potential explosion (31 March 1992)

SIR No. 103: Hazards associated with dehydration - 17 Kb

SIR No. 103 Hazards associated with dehydration (31 August 1999)

SIR No. 012: Slope failure - open pit mine - 18 Kb

SIR No. 012 Slope failure - open pit mine (31 May 1990)

SIR No. 196: Front tyres of light vehicle over open edge - 167 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 196: Front tyres of light vehicle over open edge (27 May 2014)

SIR No. 057: Remotely operated mobile machine - fatal accident - 5 Kb

SIR No. 057 Remotely operated mobile machine - fatal accident (26 May 1995)

SIR No. 156: Detonation of misfired explosive during bogging operation - 47 Kb

SIR No. 156 Detonation of misfired explosive during bogging operation (17 July 2009)

SIR No. 072: Split wheel rim - fatal accident - 7 Kb

SIR No. 072 Split wheel rim - fatal accident (14 April 1997)

SIR No. 135: Aluminium drill rod failure - 99 Kb

SIR No. 135 Aluminium drill rod failure (23 August 2005)

SIR No. 079: Exploration drill hole intersection - 14 Kb

SIR No. 079 Exploration drill hole intersection (23 July 1997)

SIR No. 203: Operator crushed by mast of forklift truck - fatal accident - 71 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 203: Operator crushed by mast of forklift truck - fatal accident (21 July 2014)

SIR No. 073: Conveyor belt failure - 5 Kb

SIR No. 073 Conveyor belt failure (21 May 1997)

SIR No. 163: Exploration employee lost in remote bush - 60 Kb

SIR No. 163 Exploration employee lost in remote bush (20 April 2010)

SIR No. 036: Injury sustained whilst working on drilling mast - 19 Kb

SIR No. 036 Injury sustained whilst working on drilling mast (27 April 1993)

SIR No. 100: Pressure vessel entry - scalding injury - 15 Kb

SIR No. 100 Pressure vessel entry - scalding injury (18 January 1999)

SIR No. 041: Haul truck rear wheel falls off - 19 Kb

SIR No. 041 Haul truck rear wheel falls off (22 November 1993)

SIR No. 068: Electrical test instrument - serious accident - 5 Kb

SIR No. 068 Electrical test instrument - serious accident (3 September 1996)

SIR No. 181: Hydraulic hose failure leads to dump truck fire - 152 Kb

SIR No. 181 Hydraulic hose failure leads to dump truck fire (3 April 2013)

SIR No. 200: Fall of ground in underground mine - fatal accident - 73 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 200: Fall of ground in underground mine - fatal accident (20 June 2014)

SIR No. 140: Service truck tyre failure - 63 Kb

SIR No. 140 Service truck tyre failure (11 November 2006)

SIR No. 168: Pressure release blows blanking plate off dozer tilt cylinder - 76 Kb

SIR No. 168 Pressure release blows blanking plate off dozer tilt cylinder (10 January 2011)

SIR No. 174: Mechanical scaling ignites flammable gas underground - 138 Kb

SIR No. 174 Mechanical scaling ignites flammable gas underground (14 February 2012)

SIR No. 136: Caught between headboards of two trucks - fatal - 271 Kb

SIR No. 136 Caught between headboards of two trucks - fatal (2 March 2006)

SIR No. 081: Serious burns involving disposable overalls - 15 Kb

SIR No. 081 Serious burns involving disposable overalls (24 July 1997)

SIR No. 194: Crush injuries sustained from working with a suspended load - fatal accident - 68 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 194: Crush injuries sustained from working with a suspended load - fatal accident (16 January 2014)

SIR No. 131: Drill rig fire - self-rescuer failed - 63 Kb

SIR No. 131 Drill rig fire - self-rescuer failed (1 February 2005)

SIR No. 129: Derailment and fall of overhead crane - 95 Kb

SIR No. 129 Derailment and fall of overhead crane (5 January 2005)

SIR No. 106: Operator trapped by suction hose - 14 Kb

SIR No. 106 Operator trapped by suction hose (29 February 2000)

SIR No. 063: Remotely operated underground LHD - near miss - 6 Kb

SIR No. 063 Remotely operated underground LHD - near miss (15 March 1996)

SIR No. 061: Caught in a rotating drill rod - fatal accident - 5 Kb

SIR No. 061 Caught in a rotating drill rod - fatal accident (7 September 1995)

SIR No. 221: Operator struck by rolling rock at stope draw point - fatal accident - 68 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 221: Operator struck by rolling rock at stope draw point - fatal accident (11 June 2015)

SIR No. 217: Underground worker crushed between charge-up basket and roof - fatal accident - 227 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 217: Underground worker crushed between charge-up basket and roof - fatal accident (21 May 2015)

SIR No. 039: Uncontrolled movement of cherry pickers - 19 Kb

SIR No. 039 Uncontrolled movement of cherry pickers (1 July 1993)

SIR No. 124: Tyre inflation - fatal accident - 35 Kb

SIR No. 124 Tyre inflation - fatal accident (14 July 2003)

SIR No. 143: Use of dozers for tree clearing operations - 59 Kb

SIR No. 143 Use of dozers for tree clearing operations (5 July 2007)

SIR No. 142: Explosion of flammable containers at hot demo site - 65 Kb

SIR No. 142 Explosion of flammable containers at hot demo site (29 May 2007)

SIR No. 122: Dumptruck tyre failure - 32 Kb

SIR No. 122 Dumptruck tyre failure (10 April 2003)

SIR No. 010: Cyanide poisoning - 13 Kb

SIR No. 010 Cyanide poisoning (22 March 1990)

SIR No. 023: Underground fires - 20 Kb

SIR No. 023 Underground fires (30 June 1991)

SIR No. 024: Crane dogman survives shock from 22Kv transformer - 19 Kb

SIR No. 024 Crane dogman survives shock from 22Kv transformer (31 July 1991)

SIR No. 020: Drilling rig fire - 19 Kb

SIR No. 020 Drilling rig fire (28 February 1991)

SIR No. 125: Transport of explosives underground - vehicle incident - 44 Kb

SIR No. 125 Transport of explosives underground - vehicle incident (15 July 2003)

SIR No. 099: Remotely operated LHD - runaway - 14 Kb

SIR No. 099 Remotely operated LHD - runaway (10 November 1998)

SIR No. 049: Hazard alert - auger mixers - 20 Kb

SIR No. 049 Hazard alert - auger mixers (22 August 1994)

SIR No. 137: Emergency response members struck by falling cylinder - 60 Kb

SIR No. 137 Emergency response members struck by falling cylinder (4 July 2006)

SIR No. 067: High voltage circuit switched to earth - 5 Kb

SIR No. 067 High voltage circuit switched to earth (30 August 1996)

SIR No. 126: Accidental initiation of explosives during blasting - 38 Kb

SIR No. 126 Accidental initiation of explosives during blasting (15 July 2003)

SIR No. 116: Operator safety - earthmoving scrapers - 35 Kb

SIR No. 116 Operator safety - earthmoving scrapers (19 July 2002)

SIR No. 186: Crush injuries sustained around moving machinery - fatal accident - 49 Kb

SIR No. 186 Crush injuries sustained around moving machinery - fatal accident (28 August 2013)

SIR No. 070: Thermal lancing of crusher concaves - serious accident - 5 Kb

SIR No. 070 Thermal lancing of crusher concaves - serious accident (2 April 1997)

SIR No. 058: Removal of a rise ladder - fatal accident - 6 Kb

SIR No. 058 Removal of a rise ladder - fatal accident (29 May 1995)

SIR No. 162: Fitter struck by roller shutter support bracket - 120 Kb

SIR No. 162 Fitter struck by roller shutter support bracket (16 March 2010)

SIR No. 145: Driller’s offsider struck by dust deflector box - 65 Kb

SIR No. 145 Driller’s offsider struck by dust deflector box (20 November 2007)

SIR No. 123: RTA at intersection of mine road and bush track - 24 Kb

SIR No. 123 RTA at intersection of mine road and bush track (4 July 2003)

SIR No. 037: Lead-acid battery explodes - 19 Kb

SIR No. 037 Lead-acid battery explodes (23 June 1993)

SIR No. 076: Stormwater inflow into decline mine - 6 Kb

SIR No. 076 Stormwater inflow into decline mine (30 May 1997)

SIR No. 033: Passenger lift - a serious accident - 19 Kb

SIR No. 033 Passenger lift - a serious accident (30 June 1992)

SIR No. 220: Driver seriously injured when crushed between prime mover and loader - 93 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 220: Driver seriously injured when crushed between prime mover and loader (08 June 2015)

SIR No. 008: Rock bolting underground - fatal accident - 24 Kb

SIR No. 008 Rock bolting underground - fatal accident (30 January 1990)

SIR No. 002: Conveyor belt - fatal accident - 19 Kb

SIR No. 002 Conveyor belt - fatal accident (5 September 1989)

SIR No. 007: Chemical handling - caustic burn - 15 Kb

SIR No. 007 Chemical handling - caustic burn (10 January 1990)

SIR No. 128: Steering failures on haul trucks - 38 Kb

SIR No. 128 Steering failures on haul trucks (21st October 2004)

SIR No. 127: Operator tipped out of elevated work platform - 45 Kb

SIR No. 127 Operator tipped out of elevated work platform (30 September 2004)

SIR No. 098: Jumbo drilling rig fire - underground fire - 14 Kb

SIR No. 098 Jumbo drilling rig fire - underground fire (18 September 1998)

SIR No. 084: Loss of control of water cart - fatal accident - 14 Kb

SIR No. 084 Loss of control of water cart - fatal accident (28 October 1997)

SIR No. 208: Bystander struck by component ejected from accumulator - 102 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 208: Bystander struck by component ejected from accumulator (17 November 2014)

SIR No. 009: Gold room explosion - molten metal burns - 24 Kb

SIR No. 009 Gold room explosion - molten metal burns (12 February 1990)

SIR No. 035: Safe welding practice - 18 Kb

SIR No. 035 Safe welding practice (8 March 1993)

SIR No. 078: Blasting accidents - 16 Kb

SIR No. 078 Blasting accidents (23 July 1997)

SIR No. 018: High pressure water jetting - 16 Kb

SIR No. 018 High pressure water jetting (28 February 1991)

SIR No. 016: Substation transformer explosion - 15 Kb

SIR No. 016 Substation transformer explosion (31 December 1990)

SIR No. 060: Uncontrolled movement of elevated work platform - 5 Kb

SIR No. 060 Uncontrolled movement of elevated work platform (10 July 1995)

SIR No. 087: Drill rod handling - serious incident - 15 Kb

SIR No. 087 Drill rod handling - serious incident (31 December 1997)

SIR No. 048 EWP users tipped from basket - 26 Kb

SIR No. 048 EWP users tipped from basket (22 August 1994)

SIR No. 026: Truck toppled over edge of stockpile - 14 Kb

SIR No. 026 Truck toppled over edge of stockpile (22 October 1991)

SIR No. 111: Mine rescue team members collapse during exercise - 73 Kb

SIR No. 111 Mine rescue team members collapse during exercise (19 December 2001)

SIR No. 021: Operator safety - earthmoving scrapers - 15 Kb

SIR No. 021 Operator safety - earthmoving scrapers (31 March 1991)

SIR No. 119: Drillers offsider blasted with dust under pressure - 36 Kb

SIR No. 119 Drillers offsider blasted with dust under pressure (4 November 2002)

SIR No. 096: Remotely operated LHD - brake failure - 13 Kb

SIR No. 096 Remotely operated LHD - brake failure (7 September 1998)

SIR No. 150: Failure of escape ladderway in underground rise - 65 Kb

SIR No. 150 Failure of escape ladderway in underground rise (16 June 2008)

SIR No. 157: Work platform struck by skip and dislodged into shaft - 51 Kb

SIR No. 157 Work platform struck by skip and dislodged into shaft (8 September 2009)

SIR No. 201: Loss of control following failure of steering tie rod coupling on EWP - 104 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 201: Loss of control following failure of steering tie rod coupling on EWP (30 June 2014)

SIR No. 082: Crushed in articulation point of LHD - 14 Kb

SIR No. 082 Crushed in articulation point of LHD (30 July 1997)

SIR No. 149: Loader falling into an open stope - 61 Kb

SIR No. 149 Loader falling into an open stope (10 April 2008)

SIR No. 189: Toppled underground drill rig seriously injures worker - 62 Kb

SIR No. 189 Toppled underground drill rig seriously injures worker (22 November 2013)

SIR No. 013: Tramp metal fired from jaw crusher - 19 Kb

SIR No. 013 Tramp metal fired from jaw crusher (30 November 1990)

SIR No. 151: Crushed in a pinch point of fixed elevating work platform (EWP) - fatal accident - 50 Kb

SIR No. 151 Crushed in a pinch point of fixed elevating work platform (EWP) - fatal accident (12 February 2009)

SIR No. 054: Structural collapse of an iron ore stacker - 6 Kb

SIR No. 054 Structural collapse of an iron ore stacker (24 May 1995)

SIR No. 083: Explosion of split-ring tyre assemblies - 15 Kb

SIR No. 083 Explosion of split-ring tyre assemblies (23 September 1997)

SIR No. 176: Light vehicle collides with stationary loader - 506 Kb

SIR No. 176 Light vehicle collides with stationary loader (30 March 2012)

SIR No. 153: Truck driver fell from deck of Caterpillar 777D haul truck - 58 Kb

SIR No. 153 Truck driver fell from deck of Caterpillar 777D haul truck (5 August 2010)

SIR No. 088: Remotely operated LHD - dangerous occurrences - 15 Kb

SIR No. 088 Remotely operated LHD - dangerous occurrences (23 February 1998)

SIR No. 159: Fall through grid mesh floor - fatal accident - 58 Kb

SIR No. 159 Fall through grid mesh floor - fatal accident (6 January 2010)

SIR No. 205: Worker injured by moving parts on automatic rotary sample collector - 203 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 205: Worker injured by moving parts on automatic rotary sample collector (19 August 2014)

SIR No. 158: Fall from work basket in an underground decline - 56 Kb

SIR No. 158 Fall from work basket in an underground decline (4 December 2009)

SIR No. 019: Explosion of drill steel subject to high temperature - 19 Kb

SIR No. 019 Explosion of drill steel subject to high temperature (28 February 1991)

SIR No. 166: Fall from height in a process vessel - fatal accident - 54 Kb

SIR No. 166 Fall from height in a process vessel - fatal accident (16 December 2010)

SIR No. 175: Tyre handler's fall-back arms become projectiles - 136 Kb

SIR No. 175 Tyre handler's fall-back arms become projectiles (30 March 2012)

SIR No. 134: Detonator found inside ANFO loader - 63 Kb

SIR No. 134 Detonator found inside ANFO loader (18 August 2005)

SIR No. 046: Contact with overhead powerline - fatal accident - 15 Kb

SIR No. 046 Contact with overhead powerline - fatal accident (8 April 1994)

SIR No. 052: Rope power shovel maintenance - fatal accident - 5 Kb

SIR No. 052 Rope power shovel maintenance - fatal accident (28 December 1994)

SIR No. 204: Worker seriously injured by moving parts - 64 Kb

Significant Incident Report No. 204: Worker seriously injured by moving parts (30 July 2014)

SIR No. 044: Rockfall - fatal accident - 20 Kb

SIR No. 044 Rockfall - fatal accident (21 February 1994)

SIR No. 050: Trailing cable coupler - electrical accident - 20 Kb

SIR No. 050 Trailing cable coupler - electrical accident (3 November 1994)

SIR No. 086: Structural failures of large span gantry crane - 16 Kb

SIR No. 086 Structural failures of large span gantry crane (8 December 1997)

SIR No. 169: Suspension component ejected under high pressure during maintenance - fatal accident - 216 Kb

SIR No. 169 Suspension component ejected under high pressure during maintenance - fatal accident (21 January 2011)

Safety bulletins numbering is not continuous and may have been revised and reissued, or deleted as it no longer reflects best practices and/or Resources Safety’s risk management approach.

Mining safety bulletins

MSB No. 145: Uncontrolled movement and derailment of fixed cranes during storm wind events - 118 Kb

MSB No. 145: Uncontrolled movement and derailment of fixed cranes during storm wind events (1 June 2017)

MSB No. 144: Gas storage for automatic fire-suppression systems - 152 Kb

MSB No. 144: Gas storage for automatic fire-suppression systems (29 May 2017)

MSB No. 143: Use of an excavator bucket as a lifting point - 122 Kb

MSB No. 143: Use of an excavator bucket as a lifting point (12 May 2017)

MSB No. 142: Ratchet vehicle support stands - 113 Kb

MSB No. 142: Ratchet vehicle support stands (12 May 2017)

MSB No. 141: Maintenance of refuge chambers for underground mines - 73 Kb

MSB No. 141: Maintenance of refuge chambers forunderground mines (27 March 2017)

MSB No. 140: Structural collapse of buildings and temporary structures during wind events - 143 Kb

MSB No. 140: Structural collapse of buildings and temporary structures during wind events (27 March 2017)

MSB No. 139: Suicide awareness for the Western Australian resources sector - 126 Kb

MSB No. 139: Suicide awareness for the Western Australian resources sector (16 March 2017)

MSB No. 138: Electrical arc flash hazards in mining - 92 Kb

MSB No. 138: Electrical arc flash hazards in mining (7 December 2016)

MSB No. 137: Hazards associated with helicopter lifting operations - 73 Kb

MSB No. 137: Hazards associated with helicopter lifting operations (18 November 2016)

MSB No. 136: Safe use of angle grinders - 87 Kb

MSB No. 136: Safe use of angle grinders (3 November 2016)

MSB No. 134: Overloading of bridge and gantry cranes - 74 Kb

MSB No. 134: Overloading of bridge and gantry cranes (2 November 2016)

MSB No. 135: Support conditions for pressure vessels - 206 Kb

MSB No. 135: Support conditions for pressure vessels (2 November 2016)

MSB No. 133: Unloading of poly pipe from vehicles or trailers (reissued) - 209 Kb

MSB No. 133: Unloading of poly pipe from vehicles or trailers (reissued 30 November 2016)

MSB No. 132: Restraining devices on seated-model reach trucks - 94 Kb

MSB No. 132: Restraining devices on seated-model reach trucks (14 July 2016)

MSB No. 131: Management of fibrous minerals on mining operations – sampling and detecting fibrous minerals, cleavage fragments and particles < 1.5 µm (any dimension) - 48 Kb

Please note this safety bulletin has been withdrawn and will be reissued following the review.

MSB No. 130: Gold-leaching reagent containing cyanide – incorrectly labelled and transported by supplier - 127 Kb

MSB No.130: Gold-leaching reagent containing cyanide – incorrectly labelled and transported by supplier (10 May 2016)

MSB No. 129: Management of asbestos-containing materials at mine sites and accommodation - 202 Kb

MSB No. 129: Management of asbestos-containing materials at mine sites and accommodation (14 March 2016)

MSB No.127: Maintaining the effectiveness of water-mist fire suppression systems on mobile plant (reissued) - 89 Kb

MSB 127: Maintaining the effectiveness of water-mist fire suppression systems on mobile plant (reissued 23 March 2017)

MSB No.126: Inspection and re-certification of a roll-over or falling-object protective - 105 Kb

MSB No. 126: Inspection and re-certification of a roll-over or falling-object protective (9 October 2015)

MSB No.125: Compliance requirements for batch-type pneumatic filter presses used in laboratories - 92 Kb

MSB No. 125: Compliance requirements for batch-type pneumatic filter presses used in laboratories (24 September 2015)

MSB No.123: Hazards associated with rigging when replacing conveyor idlers and rollers - 262 Kb

MSB No. 123: Hazards associated with rigging when replacing conveyor idlers and rollers (10 August 2015)

MSB No.122: Use of tyre inflation cages - 116 Kb

MSB No. 122: Use of tyre inflation cages (24 July 2015)

MSB No.121: Hazards associated with dozers working near pit and dump edges - 157 Kb

MSB No. 121: Hazards associated with dozers working near pit and dump edges (2 July 2015)

MSB No. 128 Isolation issues with rail-mounted stackers - 151 Kb

MSB No. 128: Isolation issues with rail-mounted stackers (27 November 2015)

MSB No. 124: Structural safety of buildings, plant and other structures - 113 Kb

MSB No. 124: Structural safety of buildings, plant and other structures (16 September 2015)

MSB No. 010: Fires on light 4wd vehicles - 5 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 010: Fires on light 4wd vehicles (7 October 1994)

MSB No. 061: Precautions for the use of the gig rising - 24 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 061: Precautions for the use of the gig rising (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 057: Mine surveying - risks and loss - 25 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 057: Mine surveying - risks and loss (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 015: Re-entry after blasting - 7 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 015: Re-entry after blasting (8 March 1995)

MSB No. 105: Under-design of bridge and gantry crane end connections - 215 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 105: Under-design of bridge and gantry crane end connections (2 July 2013)

MSB No. 093: Lowering and raising of bottom guards on dozers - fatal accidents - 84 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 093: Lowering and raising of bottom guards on dozers - fatal accidents (19 November 2010)

MSB No. 069: Slope stability in open cut operations - 1899 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 069: Slope stability in open cut operations (30 July 2003)

MSB No. 095: Ventilation standards in underground mines - 58 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 095: Ventilation standards in underground mines (14 February 2011)

MSB No. 119: Hazards associated with loading operations at the base of stockpiles - 225 Kb

MSB No. 119: Hazards associated with loading operations at the base of stockpiles (26 May 2015)

MSB No. 009: Off-highway mobile earth moving equipment (tyres) - 5 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 009: Off-highway mobile earth moving equipment (tyres) (27 August 1993)

MSB No. 120: Preventing loss of classified plant records - 69 Kb

MSB No. 120: Preventing loss of classified plant records (2 June 2015)

MSB No. 115: 220 volt outlets in light vehicles - 138 Kb

MSB No. 115: 220 volt outlets in light vehicles (19 November 2014)

MSB No. 011: Forklifts - access ramps to road haulage trucks - 6 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 011: Forklifts - access ramps to road haulage trucks (31 May 1995)

MSB No. 089: Earth-moving equipment tyres and use of tyre handling machinery - 291 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 089: Earth-moving equipment tyres and use of tyre handling machinery (13 November 2009)

MSB No. 064: Safety issues associated with hydraulic backfill - 13 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 064: Safety issues associated with hydraulic backfill (31 July 2001)

MSB No. 092: Condensation-induced water hammer events - potential consequences - 176 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 092: Condensation-induced water hammer events - potential consequences (29 July 2010)

MSB No. 098: Serious crush injuries from pedal-controlled skid steer equipment - 255 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 098: Serious crush injuries from pedal-controlled skid steer equipment (23 March 2012)

MSB No. 014: Ground support in underground mines - 16 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 014: Ground support in underground mines (6 March 1996)

MSB No. 084: Failure of light vehicle steering box shaft - 96 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 084: Failure of light vehicle steering box shaft (25 May 2009)

MSB No. 056: Mining industry electrical accidents - 52 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 056: Mining industry electrical accidents (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 072: Loss of control LME on gradients - 88 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 072: Loss of control LME on gradients (6 May 2005)

MSB No. 041: Death of mine surveyor in rockfall - 14 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 041: Death of mine surveyor in rockfall (22 June 1998)

MSB No. 032: Millennium bug - safety and health implications - 21 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 032: Millennium bug - safety and health implications (9 October 1997)

MSB No. 102: Addressing the potential for mobile (pick-and-carry) cranes to topple sideways - 122 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 102: Addressing the potential for mobile (pick-and-carry) cranes to topple sideways (21 December 2012)

MSB No. 043: Structural safety of buildings and plant - 16 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 043: Structural safety of buildings and plant (13 August 1998)

MSB No. 090: Total fire bans and implications for mining - 86 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 090: Total fire bans and implications for mining (21 December 2009)

MSB No. 037: Shiftwork and rostering practices - 13 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 037: Shiftwork and rostering practices (11 March 1998)

MSB No. 097: Earthing of ANFO loaders used underground (re-issued) - 202 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 097: Earthing of ANFO loaders used underground (re-issued) (6 February 2012)

MSB No. 036: Split rim wheel and tyre assembly - 13 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 036: Split rim wheel and tyre assembly (24 February 1998)

MSB No. 065: Design and operation of dredges on ponds - 109 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 065: Safety issues associated with hydraulic backfill (31 July 2001)

MSB No. 023: Manual metal arc welding - electrical safety - 238 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 023: Manual metal arc welding - electrical safety (19 March 1997)

MSB No. 063: Dozer safety in open cut operations - 21 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 063: Dozer safety in open cut operations (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 050: Crushed by mesh sheets - fatal accident - 14 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 050: Crushed by mesh sheets - fatal accident (16 November 1999)

MSB No. 079: Cyclone emergency preparation, planning, preparedness - 93 Kb

MSB No. 079: Cyclone emergency preparation, planning, preparedness (2 April 2007)

MSB No. 087: Excavating near cables buried in the ground - 56 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 087: Excavating near cables buried in the ground (20 July 2009)

MSB No. 019: Scaling and rockbolting - 9 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 019: Scaling and rockbolting (27 June 1996)

MSB No. 111: When can a confined space be reclassified? - 76 Kb

MSB No. 111: When can a confined space be reclassified? (19 June 2014)

MSB No. 067: Open pit scaling - 233 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 067: Open pit scaling

MSB No. 110: Seeking safe mobile autonomous equipment systems - 80 Kb

MSB No. 110: Seeking safe mobile autonomous equipment systems (14 March 2014)

MSB No. 020: Restraints in heavy earthmoving equipment - 7 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 020: Restraints in heavy earthmoving equipment (26 June 1996)

MSB No. 114: Compliance requirements for multi-purpose mobile plant - 199 Kb

MSB No. 114: Compliance requirements for multi-purpose mobile plant (22 September 2014)

MSB No. 003: Vertical opening safety practice - 16 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 003: Vertical opening safety practice (23 April 1990)

MSB No. 094: Use of contact cleaning agents - 113 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 094: Use of contact cleaning agents (16 December 2010)

MSB No. 002: Emergency stops and PLCs - 5 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 002: Emergency stops and PLCs (23 April 1990)

MSB No. 071: Booster compressor explosions - RC drilling - 190 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 071: Booster compressor explosions - RC drilling (1 October 2004)

MSB No. 060: Lightning strikes - managing the risks - 20 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 060: Lightning strikes - managing the risks (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 027: Diamond drillers intersecting hazardous gases - 13 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 027: Diamond drillers intersecting hazardous gases (23 July 1997)

MSB No. 030: Ingress of water into electrical equipment - 19 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 030: Ingress of water into electrical equipment (9 September 1997)

MSB No. 068: Death of dozer driver - coronial finding - 2024 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 068: Death of dozer driver - coronial finding (18 June 2003)

MSB No. 101: Trucks moving off while fitters working underneath - 101 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 101: Trucks moving off while fitters working underneath (6 December 2012)

MSB No. 016: Hazard - inert gases in mining industrial processes - 6 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 016: Hazard - inert gases in mining industrial processes (28 May 1996)

MSB No. 099: Scaffold tubing - falling objects hazard - 153 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 099: Scaffold tubing - falling objects hazard (30 March 2012)

MSB No. 086: Death of an airleg miner in a rockfall - Coroner’s comment and recommendation - 49 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 086: Death of an airleg miner in a rockfall - Coroner’s comment and recommendation (13 July 2009)

MSB No. 039: Vertical opening development in underground mines - 31 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 039: Vertical opening development in underground mines (29 May 1998)

MSB No. 034: Retrofitting ROPS to mobile mine equipment - Reg 4.15 - 14 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 034: Retrofitting ROPS to mobile mine equipment - Reg 4.15 (27 November 1997)

MSB No. 082: Emergency Management Act 2005 - 94 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 082: Emergency Management Act 2005 (14 January 2008)

MSB No. 116: Use of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) within or adjacent to structures with restricted access - 231 Kb

MSB No. 116: Use of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) within or adjacent to structures with restricted access (8 December 2014)

MSB No. 103: Failure of maintenance jacking points on stackers, reclaimers and shiploaders during replacement of slew bearings - 89 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 103: Failure of maintenance jacking points on stackers, reclaimers and shiploaders during replacement of slew bearings (23 January 2013)

MSB No. 028: Rollover protection - surface earth moving machinery - 18 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 028: Rollover protection - surface earth moving machinery (28 October 1997)

MSB No. 104: Use of personal protective equipment for high voltage (HV) switching - 70 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 104: Use of personal protective equipment for high voltage (HV) switching (12 April 2013)

MSB No. 026: Service pipe ranges - 9 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 026: Service pipe ranges (23 June 1997)

MSB No. 001: Sulphide dust explosion hazard - 19 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 001: Sulphide dust explosion hazard (07 February 1990)

MSB No. 006: Formation of hydrogen gas from silicon metal - 5 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 006: Formation of hydrogen gas from silicon metal (July 1992)

MSB No. 113: Reducing the potential for fall-back arrester arms on tyre handlers to become projectiles - 112 Kb

MSB No. 113: Reducing the potential for fall-back arrester arms on tyre handlers to become projectiles (15 August 2014)

MSB No. 077: Use of telehandlers - 81 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 077: Use of telehandlers (11 May 2006)

MSB No. 012: Effects of tiredness drugs and alcohol - 7 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 012: Effects of tiredness drugs and alcohol (22 February 1996)

MSB No. 018: Operating Practice with drill jumbos - 6 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 018: Operating Practice with drill jumbos (26 June 1996)

MSB No. 047: Rockfall - potential serious injury - 14 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 047: Lightning - hazards and safeguards (4 February 1999)

MSB No. 108: Testing of cranes to address the potential for uncontrolled descent of load during power failure - 58 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 108: Testing of cranes to address the potential for uncontrolled descent of load during power failure (22 November 2013)

MSB No. 070: Franna mobile cranes - uncontrolled movement - 127 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 070: Franna mobile cranes - uncontrolled movement (23 September 2003)

MSB No. 058: Struck by ventilation doors - blast results in death - 21 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 058: Struck by ventilation doors - blast results in death (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 029: Rock stress factors in mine design and operation - 14 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 029: Rock stress factors in mine design and operation (5 September 1997)

MSB No. 021: Surface drill rigs - protection from rotating parts - 6 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 021: Surface drill rigs - protection from rotating parts (26 June 1996)

MSB No. 117: Preventing electric shocks during welding - 130 Kb

MSB No. 117: Preventing electric shocks during welding (22 December 2014)

MSB No. 091: Use of wooden blocks to support earthmoving equipment - 570 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 091: Use of wooden blocks to support earthmoving equipment (28 May 2010)

MSB No. 025: Rockbolt failures underground - 6 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 025: Rockbolt failures underground (19 June 1997)

MSB No. 118: Working alone with corrosive substances - potential loss of communications - 71 Kb

MSB No. 118: Working alone with corrosive substances - potential loss of communications (11 February 2015)

MSB No. 062: Hazards of collapsing ground in mining operations - 88 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 062: Hazards of collapsing ground in mining operations (10 May 2001)

MSB No. 040: Induction training and assessment - competency - 17 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 040: Induction training and assessment - competency (27 May 1998)

MSB No. 080: Asbestos - imported gaskets containing asbestos - 68 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 080: Asbestos - imported gaskets containing asbestos (7 September 2007)

MSB No. 033: Seatbelts and anchorages for vehicles on mines - 12 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 033: Seatbelts and anchorages for vehicles on mines (10 October 1997)

MSB No. 075: Fire and explosion in a working party magazine - 89 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 075: Fire and explosion in a working party magazine (10 January 2006)

MSB No. 048: Unloading service vehicles on minesites - 15 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 048: Unloading service vehicles on minesites (18 May 1999)

MSB No. 013: Injuries through opening enclosed systems - 9 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 013: Injuries through opening enclosed systems (16 February 1996)

MSB No. 005: Annual road closures on mining tenements - 5 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 005: Annual road closures on mining tenements (June 1991)

MSB No. 031: Accident and incident performance - drilling industry - 55 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 031: Accident and incident performance - drilling industry (17 September 1997)

MSB No. 100: Safe use of flammable refrigerants - 144 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 100: Safe use of flammable refrigerants (1 August 2012)

MSB No. 046: Lightning - hazards and safeguards - 22 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 046: Lightning - hazards and safeguards (4 February 1999)

MSB No. 049: Use of compressed air for cleaning purposes - 17 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 049: Use of compressed air for cleaning purposes (29 June 1999)

MSB No. 085: Mobile equipment contact with high-voltage overhead powerlines - 402 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 085: Mobile equipment contact with high-voltage overhead powerlines (4 June 2009)

MSB No. 109: Management of blasting flyrock - 117 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 109: Management of blasting flyrock (20 December 2013)

MSB No. 076: Use of explosive mortar devices - 419 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 076: Use of explosive mortar devices (20 February 2006)

MSB No. 081: Unattended vehicles rolling away - 149 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 081: Unattended vehicles rolling away (4 January 2008)

MSB No. 008: Recharging of fixed fire suppression systems - 5 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 008: Recharging of fixed fire suppression systems (7 July 1993)

MSB No. 055: Potential hazards associated with mine fill - 32 Kb

MSB No. 055: Potential hazards associated with mine fill (29 June 2000)

MSB No. 112: Quality control issues when installing friction rock stabilisers with airleg drills - 75 Kb

MSB No. 112: Quality control issues when installing friction rock stabilisers with airleg drills (30 July 2014)

MSB No. 054: Blast initiation with safety fuse - 26 Kb

MSB No. 054: Blast initiation with safety fuse (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 053: Particulate emissions low sulphur diesel and health - 20 Kb

MSB No. 053: Particulate emissions low sulphur diesel and health (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 088: Electric shocks from welding equipment - 73 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 088: Electric shocks from welding equipment (26 October 2009)

MSB No. 052: Operation of water trucks in open pit mines (quarries) - 23 Kb

MSB No. 052: Operation of water trucks in open pit mines (quarries) (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 051: Overhead powerlines - 24 Kb

MSB No. 051: Overhead powerlines (3 October 2001)

MSB No. 107: Unwanted interactions between loading and clean-up equipment - 71 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 107: Unwanted interactions between loading and clean-up equipment (11 October 2013)

MSB No. 078: Explosive mortar devices for bringing down hang-ups - 90 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 078: Explosive mortar devices for bringing down hang-ups (2 March 2007)

MSB No. 044: Radio-frequency energy - hazards and safeguards - 20 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 044: Radio-frequency energy - hazards and safeguards (12 January 1999)

MSB No. 074: Explosive gases associated with mining - 56 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 074: Explosive gases associated with mining (28 November 2005)

MSB No. 073: Loss of control on highway-type vehicles - 106 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 073: Loss of control on highway-type vehicles (31 August 2005)

MSB No. 038: Use remote control mobile plant in underground mines - 15 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 038: Use remote control mobile plant in underground mines (4 May 1998)

MSB No. 106: Loss of control of service vehicles on declines in underground mines - 88 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 106: Loss of control of service vehicles on declines in underground mines (8 July 2013)

MSB No. 022: Access ladderways - 10 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 022: Access ladderways (20 September 1996)

MSB No. 035: Underground rockfalls - geotechnical considerations - 13 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 035: Underground rockfalls - geotechnical considerations (31 December 1997)

MSB No. 045: Two post vehicle hoists - unsuitable vehicles to lift - 14 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 045: Two post vehicle hoists - unsuitable vehicles to lift (18 January 1999)

MSB No. 096: Conveyor guarding (re-issued) - 135 Kb

Mines Safety Bulletin No. 096: Conveyor guarding (re-issued 30 November 2012)

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