Dangerous incident – Oil Fire

March 29, 2018 Tara


A surface production drill rig had a hydraulic hose failure that released oil over an engine cover. Some oil caught fire, igniting from an exhaust pipe. A water cart was called and extinguished the fire.

Recommendations to Industry:

Mine operators should ensure the maintenance and replacement of all hoses are identified and a system is in place to ensure they are changed at the appropriate time intervals.

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