Causal investigation into conveyor belt incident published

January 1, 2018 Tara

Causal investigation into conveyor belt incident published by the regulator

During a conveyor extension on a flexible conveyor train at the Ulan West Operations underground coal mine near Mudgee, NSW on 29 August 2017, seven workers sustained minor injuries when the boot end was unexpectedly dragged about 16 metres.

Following the incident and preliminary investigation, the regulator determined to undertake a causal investigation into the incident to enable the quick and full understanding of the causes of the incident and publication of the corresponding lessons to reduce the likelihood of recurrence.

To read the full investigation report and recommendations to industry go to the website 

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