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Sudden failure of feed hopper

25 November 2016

The feed hopper was filled with blended material that was being fed onto the mine processing plant at the time of the failure. A change in the process of loading material into the hopper from a dump truck to a frontend loader tipping had recently occurred. The feed hopper collapsed unexpectedly onto the feed conveyor, causing substantial damage to plant and structures. No workers were in the immediate vicinity at the time of the collapse. Download the full alert.

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