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Notification of vehicle interaction in an underground mine

The Resources Regulator in NSW has published a safety alert following a collision between a light vehicle carrying 3 passengers and an integrated tool carrier (ITC) at an underground mine. 

Two similar incidents have occurred at the mine site in the past and had not implemented prevention measures. 

The mine operator is investigating the incident. 

The Regulator has made a number of recommendations to avoid vehicle interactions, including: 

  • Investigating dangerous incidents; 
  • Regularly reviewing vehicle video to monitor workers’ behaviour.
  • Regularly assess and correct worker behaviour with respect to compliance with rules and procedure.
  • Review procedures, rules, and systems to ensure they detail the behaviours required by workers to work safely.

Download the Safety Alert (PDF, 435.97 KB) and view the recommendations

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