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


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