Dangerous Incident: Unplanned Movement on Conveyor Belt

May 3, 2018 Tara
Summary: An unplanned movement occurred on a continuous miner conveyor boom. The movement only stopped when the boom reached the mechanical stops. The fault could be repeated.

Recommendations to industry: Unplanned movement of machinery should be accounted for when developing safe standing zones. This risk should be communicated to workers during no-go zone training.

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