Dangerous Incident: High Voltage Cable Damaged

May 3, 2018 Tara
Summary: At an underground metalliferous mine, a high voltage cable was damaged when an underground loader lifted its bucket to dump a load and impacted the cable.

Recommendations to industry: Machine operators need to maintain awareness for installed hazards such as cables. Areas with high voltage cables should be clearly delineated and avoided when choosing locations for dumps, stow areas and storage locations.

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