Serious injury | SInNot 2017/02097
Summary: An electrician was driving a ute (light vehicle) around a right-hand bend when he lost control. The ute spun around and rolled onto the driver’s side. The driver was not injured. He was drug and alcohol tested and checked for dehydration. All results were negative.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review how compliance with road rules is assessed, especially leading into holidays or end of rosters.
Dangerous incident | SInNot 2018/00011
Summary: An underground mono pump stopped operating and upon inspection the electrician noticed smoke and a possible fire coming from the pulley belts that drive the pump. The electrician used an extinguisher to eliminate any fire, isolated the pump and notified the shift supervisor.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review maintenance procedures including adjustments lifecycle management of drive belts in accordance with manufacturers recommendations on fixed plant installations.