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Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 92

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A driller employed on an exploration rig was struck on the upper right side of his body and arm by a 3” diameter cyclone/sampler air hose which blew off its fitting above the drillers operating platform. He received serious injuries to his ribs and right lung and a severely crushed right arm which had to be amputated. The air hose was held on the fitting by a claw type 4 bolt hose clamp. The hose assembly was fitted with a commercially made whipcheck using 6mm diameter wire rope.



Organisation:

Department of Minerals and Energy Western Australia

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Information:

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Coverage:

Western Australia

Author:

DME-WA

Publisher:

Government of Western Australia

Published:

23 Feb 1998



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