NSW Government, Australia, Safety Alert from November 2015. Incident: A major fire occurred on a large hydraulic excavator in an open cut coal mine, resulting in substantial damage to the machine.
Failings in the suppression system led to a much larger fire resulting.
Recommendations are made around maintenance and equipment selection to prevent recurrence.
Major excavator fire at open cut coal mine – NSW Government, Australia Safety Alert SA00-21
Last Updated: 25/05/2022 10:40:12am