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High Pressure Air Hose Burst on Exploration Drill Rig

What A high-pressure air hose burst on a surface exploration drill rig while the driller was attempting to clear a blockage in the hose. The burst hose propelled the sample collection cyclone towards the driller who was operating the drill rig.... Read more


SB 11 USE OF RESTRAINING DEVICES ON HOSES

This is a reminder that any hose containing any liquid or gas under pressure has the potential to cause injury if the pressure is released in an uncontrolled manner and this needs to be catered for in the design and... Read more


Hose Drum Weighing 10 Kg Falls 5 Metres From Drilling Rig

A drilling rig was collaring a hole in an open cut mine when the hose drum fell from the mast. The sampler was standing close by but was not injured. The hose drum is part of a system to keep... Read more


FRAS HOSE RUPTURE

A new Fire Resistant Anti Static hose burst while in use underground. The operating pressure was considerably lower than the recommended maximum set for the hose. Fortunately no personal injury resulted. ... Read more


Lime Burns To Eyes Due To Failure Of A Discharge Hose

During the pressure unloading of Quicklime from a road tanker to an on-site silo, the flexible transfer hose detached from the camlock fitting. The hose under pressure, struck and knocked the operator to the ground. The operator was covered in... Read more


Fatality - Failure of air-hose connection

What A worker was struck on the head by a compressed air hose which blew off its fitting on a piece of equipment. He received serious head injuries which proved fatal. The air hose was held by a hose clamp... Read more


Lime Burns To Eyes Due To Failure Of A Discharge Hose

What During the pressure unloading of Quicklime from a road tanker to an on-site silo, the flexible transfer hose detached from the camlock fitting. The hose under pressure, struck and knocked the operator to the ground. The operator was covered in... Read more


Managing Hydraulic Hose Life

What Hose safety Video 12MB. Managing Hydraulic Hose Life contains graphic images (burns, loss of limb). Includes information on managing hydraulic hose life, risk of injury or death, environmental concerns, and plant owning and operating costs. ... Read more


Working on High Pressure Hoses

Before replacing high pressure hoses, either hydraulic or pneumatic, always shut the pump or pumps down, lock out and tag the equipment. ... Read more


Incorrect Removal Of Hydraulic Hoses

Contract fitter rehosing longwall shields removed both leg transducers, effectively removing the shield leg safety circuits and allowing the roof support to fall. Another fitter had been working in the rear of the support immediately prior to the incident and... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 106

A truck mounted vacuum suction unit was being used to clean up fine and lump material at an ore processing plant, with the truck at ground level and the hose operator on a floor some 20m above. The 6 cylinder 187 kw... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 119

A driller’s offsider received potentially serious facial injuries, when a sample hose on an R/C exploration drill rig ruptured under pressure. The driller was attempting to clear a blockage in the hose by attaching a blow back sub and applying... Read more


Injury from High Pressure Fluid Injection

What A production employee received an injury to his right hand from a small high-pressure jet coming from a leaking hose. Why The leaking hose at the bottom of the drill rig was difficult to visually identify with the plastic protection coil on.... Read more


Dangerous Uncontrolled Release of Hydraulic Energy

What An operator sustained minor injuries when the hydraulic hose for the bucket tilt function burst allowing pressurised fluid to smash the front windscreen on his wheel loader. Why While the hose visually appeared to be in a relatively good condition, it failed... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 92

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... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 3

An exploration driller’s assistant was struck on the head by a large diameter compressed air hose which blew off its fitting on a cyclone/sampler. He received serious head injuries which proved fatal. The air hose was held by a hose... Read more


Gas Barbecue Safety

What A mineworker lit a barbecue and then walked to the nearby kitchen to retrieve food. Upon returning it was noticed that the flexible hose from the bottle to the barbecue was on fire. As a second gas cylinder was in... Read more


SB 32 Fire And Explosion Risks On Hydraulic Excavators

The versatility and manoeuvrability of hydraulic excavators has made them indispensable to the mining industry and they are used in open cut mines throughout Australia. Fundamental to the design of these machines are the numerous hydraulic hoses, some of considerable... Read more


HIGHWALL PUMP INCIDENT

The pump crew positioned a “Reeler” type high wall pump at the highwall edge and proceeded to reel out the suction hose The suction nozzle carriage rolled down the highwall face for some distance before it was caught up on... Read more


SERIOUS INJURY INVOLVING STORED ENERGY

A length of 50mm bull-hose was being unwound from a steel drum on the surface of an underground coal mine. The free end of the hose was secured to a parked vehicle. The drum was connected to a forklift with... Read more


Printed: 27 September, 2017.


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