NSW Government, Australia, Safety Alert from January 2001. Incident: A major fire on an excavator at an open cut coal mine, and in particular the failure of the on-board fire suppression system, as well as the escape procedures for operators.
Since that event major fires have occurred on other large earth moving mobile machines at open cut mines.
Update on fire suppression systems – NSW Government, Australia Safety Alert SA01-02
Last Updated: 25/05/2022 11:40:15am