Summary: During a longwall pump station relocation. a 100 mm diameter flexible water hose with a crimped Victaulic fitting has come apart at the feral. The water hose swung down and hit a worker on the head. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should ensure hoses and cables are adequately supported to reduce loads on hose end fittings, particularly where suspended over pedestrian accesses. Manufacturers of hose assemblies should review assembly and proof testing procedures as part of their quality systems.