Summary: A steel prop used to help support a steel cross beam in a belt roadway fell. The steel prop had been set into the floor but the floor was brushed about a week previously. There were mine workers about one and a half metres from where the prop landed.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review:
- how hazards associated with any task are assessed
- the quality of inspections that are completed post-task for new hazards that have been inadvertently introduced to the work area.