The Investigation Unit publishes reports on incidents as a useful resource for industry. The reports provide:

  • information useful for a risk assessment
  • cause and circumstance of the incident
  • findings
  • best practice
  • action taken after the incident
  • relevant published reference material

Slide presentations are also published and are a useful resource for toolbox talks. They include:

  • 6-10 slides
  • a summary of the published report
  • photographs to help better understand the incident

Causal investigation Tahmoor Colliery

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Causal investigation-Workers trapped in shaft winder (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Investigation report - Report into the death of Stephen Norman at Rix's Creek Coal Mine on 13 December 2016

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Investigation report - Report into the death of Stephen Norman at Rix's Creek Coal Mine (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Investigation report into the serious injury of a worker at the Mt Arthur Coal Mine on 10 August 2017

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Investigation report - Mt Arthur (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Investigation report into a fatality at mineral claim near Lightning Ridge on 4 November 2016

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Published report - Investigation regarding the death of Mark Siegel at Mineral Claim 44507.pdf (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Mixed dust pneumoconiosis Worker X

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Investigation Report Mixed Dust Pneumoconiosis Worker X (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Fatality on surface of underground coal mine

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Investigation report - fatality on surface of underground coal mine (PDF, 96.4 KB)

Underground conveyor equipment incident puts workers at risk

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Causal investigation (PDF, 3.0 MB)

Causal investigation Wongawilli Colliery

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Causal investigation - Wongawilli catastrophic engine failure.pdf (PDF, 834.0 KB)

Investigation report into the serious injury of a mine worker at Sibelco Sand plant on 1 February 2016

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Serious injury at Sibelco Sand plant on 1 February 2016.pdf (PDF, 5.5 MB)

Report into the serious injury of an operator at the Mannering Colliery, Doyalson, NSW on 22 January 2016

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Investigation Report (PDF, 4.0 MB)

Incident involving a worker at Ulan West Operations on 26 November 2015

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investigation-report-ulan-west-operations.pdf (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Fatality at Ridgeway Mine on 6 September 2015

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Fatality at Ridgeway Mine on 6 September 2015 (PDF, 3.6 MB)

Double fatality at Austar Coal Mine on 15 April 2014

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Investigation Report Austar.pdf (PDF, 11.9 MB)
Extract of consultant's report on double fatality at Austar Coal Mine (PDF, 3.4 MB)

Report into the death of a rigger at Boggabri Coal Mine on 21 May 2014

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Boggabri Coal Mine 21 May 2014 (PDF, 6.5 MB)

Fatal collision at Ravensworth open cut mine

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Ravensworth Investigation Report (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Investigation into a serious drill rig incident at Ashton coal mine on 12 August 2012

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Ashton Investigation Report (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Investigation report into the death of a man at Lightning Ridge on 7 March 2013

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Investigation report into the death of a man at Lightning Ridge on 7 March 2013 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Fatality at Cobar mine

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Fatality at Cobar mine (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Serious injuries sustained by a mine worker - Perilya Broken Hill mine

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Serious injuries sustained by a mine worker Perilya Broken Hill mine (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Serious injuries sustained by a delivery truck driver - Tasman Mine

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Injuries sustained by a delivery truck driver at Tasman mine (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Incident involving exposure to risk - Mount Thorley Warkworth

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Mount Thorley report for publication (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Serious inrush incident - Cadia East

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Cadia East Investigation Report as edited by COR 30 July 2013 (PDF, 797.2 KB)

Fatal Injury - Chain Valley Colliery

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Published report Chain Valley fatality (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Further commentary and extract from MDG 1005 (PDF, 261.2 KB)

Fire and Explosion on Longwall 1 Tailgate - Blakefield South Mine

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Blakefield South Investigation report 060213 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
CABA T Piece failure (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Forensic scientist report (PDF, 726.4 KB)
Potential Lightening Ignition Sources (PDF, 769.9 KB)
Report of Dr Wu and Dr Gillies (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Elevated work platform - unplanned movement - Bulga Open Cut Mine

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Bulga EWP Investigation Report for publication (PDF, 550.5 KB)
Bulga EWP industry presentation (PDF, 218.8 KB)

Fall from height - walkway handrail - Perilya Broken Hill Mine

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Fall from height Perilya mine Investigation report (PDF, 624.9 KB)
Fall from height Perilya Broken Hill Mine PPT presentation (PDF, 686.3 KB)

3.3kV electrical isolation - Liddell Coal Preparation Plant

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Electric shock on 3.3kV equipment Liddel Deakin Investigation report (PDF, 429.4 KB)
Electric shock on 3.3kV equipment Liddel Deakin PPT presentatiion (PDF, 343.8 KB)

Longwall shearer, maintenance on shear shaft - Integra Coal U/G

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Longwall shearer drum maintenance on shear shaft Integra Coal PPT presentation (PDF, 312.0 KB)

Bolting rig, ejection of drill steel - Myuna Colliery

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Bolting rig ejection of drill steel Myuna Colliery Investigation report (PDF, 650.8 KB)
Bolting rig ejection of drill steel Myuna Colliery PPT presentation (PDF, 316.2 KB)

Slings and chains - directional boring, Eastern Star Gas, Narrabri

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ESG Austin Investigation Report (PDF, 737.3 KB)
ESG Austin powerpoint presentation (PDF, 693.2 KB)

Unintended activation of a loading bin, Ravensworth Underground Mine CPP

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Ravensworth loading bin fatality report (PDF, 754.8 KB)
Ravensworth loading bin fatality powerpoint (PDF, 690.6 KB)

Human interaction with a backhoe, Cadia Valley Operations

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Cadia Slessor investigation report (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Cadia Slessor powerpoint presentation (PDF, 654.6 KB)

Longwall service cassettes - serious injury, Beltana Mine

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Beltana Thomas Summary Investigation Report (PDF, 424.3 KB)
Beltana Thomas Presentation (PDF, 417.0 KB)

Bolting rig, inadvertent rotation, Austar mine

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Bolting rig inadvertant rotation UG coal Austar mine summary investigation report (PDF, 343.7 KB)
Bolting rig inadvertant rotation UG coal Austar mine Powerpoint (PDF, 642.1 KB)
Bolting rig inadvertant rotation UG coal Austar mine resources (PDF, 505.9 KB)

Remote-controlled mining equipment, Perilya Mine

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Summary Investigation Report Perilya 9 Jan 2007 (PDF, 241.6 KB)
Powerpoint presentation
 414.6 KB

Electrical isolation, Dartbrook Colliery

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Powerpoint presentation
Electric shock received by contract electrician during maintenance of a live 11kV switchboard.
Mine: Dartbrook Colliery coal preparation plant. Date: 20 June 2005*
 378.4 KB

Remote-controlled continuous miner, Clarence Colliery

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Investigation Report of a serious injury at Clarence Colliery on 12 July 2004 (PDF, 68.3 KB)
Powerpoint presentation
 264.9 KB

Slings and chains, Metropolitan Colliery

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Investigation Report of a serious injury at Metropolitan Colliery on 28 May 2004 (PDF, 60.4 KB)
Powerpoint presentation
 440.6 KB

Drift winder haulage, winder rope failure, Wyee Colliery

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Investigation Report of Wyee Colliery No 2 drift haulage rope failure on 6 May 1999 (PDF, 84.5 KB)
Wyee rope presentation (PDF, 790.2 KB)

Inrush of water and mud material into mine - Cadia East Underground Mine

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Cadia-East-Inrush-Investigation-Report-for-Publication.pdf (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Cadia-East-Inrush-publication-powerpoint.pdf (PDF, 774.0 KB)
For further information
NSW Resources Regulator
Phone:
1300 814 609
resources.regulator@planning.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map