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07 August 2013
Pedestrian and light vehicle interaction with loaders at surface mines and quarries
Since 2004, three pedestrians have been struck and killed by front end loaders in surface operations.

26 June 2013
Load falls from crane hook causing fatal head injury
An articulated mobile crane was lifting a vertical drive sump pump. The pump fell from the crane hook when one of two synthetic-webbing slings used in the lift came off the hook, and the pump struck a worker standing nearby.

20 June 2013
Fatigue failure of drill mast bolts
Drill mast bolt fatigue failure causes considerable damage

20 May 2013
Drill Rod Catch Frames
While a mobile top drive drilling rig was powered up and in idle mode, a freely suspended drill rod unexpectedly detached from the drifter (striker bar) causing the drill rod to fall and bounce.

20 May 2013
Unexpected ejection of piston from hydraulic accumulator
During the disassembly of a hydraulic brake accumulator from a Komatsu HD785-7 haul truck, the piston assembly was ejected from the cylinder barrel. The event was unexpected and has resulted in a significant near miss.

16 May 2013
Preventing serious hand injuries
Hand injuries are the second most commonly reported lost time injuries in the Queensland mining industry after back injuries.

14 May 2013
Burns from hydrocarbon gas fire in truck air conditioning system
While starting a haul truck, the operator reported hearing a loud bang when the air conditioning system vents blew out, followed by a flash and flame. He received minor burns to his chest and arms.

09 May 2013
Fluid Injections result in surgery
There have been three incidents this year in which workers were injured when they were injected with pressurised hydraulic fluid resulting in surgery to drain the injected fluid and repair damaged tissue

09 May 2013
Jumbo Trailing Cable Incident
A miner was struck by a trailing cable when a development jumbo was being trammed into a cuddy at an underground metalliferous mine.

22 April 2013
Safe Work Awards 2013
Safe Work SA is calling on the innovators and drivers of workplace safety initiatives to tell their stories in the Safe Work Awards.

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