Recommendations to industry: Fire risk assessments should include a review of fuel and ignition sources and have suitable controls in place. Operational risk assessments for declines and access drifts should consider the risk of fire on mobile plant and the potential loss of safe egress and ventilation contamination arising from a fire.
Dangerous incident: Fire on Ejector Truck
Summary: A fire occurred on an ejector truck that was travelling underground in the main decline. The operator activated the onboard fire suppression, which extinguished the fire.