A fatal accident involving a tyre fitter at the Bengalla coal mine in New South Wales in late 2018 has highlighted the importance of conducting a risk assessment on wash bays.
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) has allowed Coronado Global Resources to restart all tyre and wheel rim fitting activities at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland.
Kal Tire is developing a mining tyre recycling facility in Chile that could end up being an opportunity that also emerges in Australia.
There is a way to reduce risk and prevent five-figure mining tyres from living a short and costly life – preventative maintenance repair. Vanessa Zhou visits TyreDoctor’s New South Wales repair facility to find out how the company facilitates this maintenance strategy.
Mine site tyre management presents a series of safety concerns that must be mitigated to avoid injury. Safe to Work explores how Kal Tire approaches this priority.
Each year, mines across the country experience multiple stoppages in production due to ‘hot tyre’ events. Tragically these stoppages have led to personal injury and loss of life and are still a major safety risks associated with mine sites around the country – particularly in hot climate.