28 Aug 2018
Safety Incident Alerts: 29 August 2018
The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details.
- Rock grab falls from trailer: A recent high potential incident involving the uncontrolled movement of a rock grab attachment as it was being unloaded from a semi-trailer has highlighted several risk management shortfalls. View the SEE Civil Safety Alert for more details.
- Safety device failures: A company has recently experienced several failures of safety devices. Due to the regular checks carried out on the equipment, the faults were detected before the equipment was relied upon in an emergency. If the faults had not been rectified, it is possible that at some time in the future, an operator could have suffered a serious injury or fatality. See the Incident Alert for more information.
- Serious injury at an open cut coal mine: A worker suffered serious leg injuries during a nose-to-tail collision between two rear dump haul trucks. The injured worker was transported to hospital for treatment. The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced an investigation into the incident. See the Investigation Information Release for more details.
- Falling object: During lifting operations a coiled tagline trailing from the crane main hook came in contact with a timber bearer (part of a falsework system). The contact was such that the timber threaded the tagline coil – bearer was dislodged & projected approx. 5m before falling approx. 12m to the roof of a neighbouring building outside the project hoarding. Review the Serious Incident Alert for more details.
- Fall from tipper truck: On 24.08.18 on a project at our Pimpama site a CB Energy operator was undoing the restraints for his machinery on the back of his truck. Whilst he was making his way around the rear of his excavator he has lost his footing after tripping on a bolt that secures the machine ramps. See the CB Energy Safety Alert for further details.