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Coal Inspectorate | Alert | No.413 V 1 | 21 July 2022

Underground grader - unplanned movement

What happened?

While driving an underground grader, the operator stopped the grader to let traffic past. The operator applied the park brake, but the grader moved approximately two meters before coming to a halt. The grader service brake remained operational throughout the incident.

How did it happen?

Key issues


Site Senior Executives must:

Supervisors must:

Coal Mine Workers must:

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 Peter Newman - Chief Inspector – Coal

Contact: Mick Scully, Inspector of Mines , 0459 878 917

Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland

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All information on this page (Underground grader - unplanned movement - is correct as of time of printing (12 Aug 2022 3:09 am).