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Coal Inspectorate | Alert | No.439 V 1 | 13 November 2023

CMW's foot crushed in scissor lift accident

What happened?

On 1 November 2023, two coal mine workers (CMWs) at a site in the South Burnett region were de-rigging a mobile crane after completing a dragline maintenance task.  During the relocation of the scissor lift, the machine has hit the ankle and foot of one of the CMWs breaking multiple bones. The worker was treated at site before being taken to hospital.

How did it happen?

Key issues


All CMWs should:

All Site Senior Executives should:

Investigations are ongoing and further information may be published as it becomes available. The information in this publication is what is known at the time of writing.

We issue Safety Notices to draw attention to the occurrence of a serious incident, raise awareness of risks, and prompt assessment of your existing controls.

Authorised by Jacques le Roux - Chief Inspector – Coal

Contact: Anthony Logan, Senior Inspector of Mines , +61 7 3199 8001

Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland

Safety: This information is issued to promote safety through experience. It is not to be taken as a statement of law and must not be construed to waive or modify any legal obligation.
Placement: Place this announcement on noticeboards and ensure all relevant people in your organisation receive a copy, understand the content, findings and recommendations as applicable to their operation. SSEs should validate that recommendations have been implemented.

All information on this page (CMW's foot crushed in scissor lift accident - is correct as of time of printing (Dec 3, 2023 8:57 pm).