The Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate has reported an incident where a scraper has rolled over on surface mine.
A loaded scraper has rolled onto its side when endeavouring to traverse from a lower level bench up onto a higher level bench.
The report showed that the operator was not injured in this incident.
Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate’s recommendations:
Site Senior Executives
- Ensure that mobile equipment must be only operated within the OEM’s specifications, e.g. crossfall and gradient.
The senior position responsible for overburden removal within the management structure
- Where required access ramps should be installed to allow for the safe movement of equipment.
Coal mine workers
- Work area inspections checking for hazards must be conducted by supervisors, open cut examiners and coal mine workers prior to work commencing.
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