Mines safety alert no. Newflash | 02 September 2019 | Version 1
A steel plate 3.3m long x 0.50m wide x 3 mm, weighing approximately 50kg, was positioned on a drill mast to retain the hose travel guides. The plate has detached and fallen approximately 5m off the drill mast striking blast peg basket before landing on the drill bench below.
All mines should immediately audit all modified mobile plant structures to determine the integrity of structures and fixings, the audit should consider:
In particular mines should review their maintenance strategies for structures and equipment to:
OEMs should be consulted to ensure that correct inspections are used for the aforementioned.
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.
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The investigations are ongoing and further information may be published as it becomes available.
The information contained in this publication is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing
Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland
All information on this page (Structural failure: Overburden Drill Mast - https://www.rshq.qld.gov.au/safety-notices/mines/structural-failure-overburden-drill-mast3) is correct as of time of printing (25th Jan 2021 7:28pm).