Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bucket-Wheel Excavator Collapse


This is the only other collapsed bucket-wheel excavator I've seen, apart from Goonyella-Riverside's famous incident. It looks like it might be part of a coal stacker-reclaimer system.

3 comments:

andrewjameslowry said...

Thanks. What was the Goonyella-Riverside incident? I'm not familiar with it.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that was Goonyella-Riverside and not Caol & Allied's Mount Thorley Krupp bucket wheel reclaimer incident of late 1980s? If it was the metal straps holding the counterweight failed with the counterweight pivoting into the structure and the reclaimer wheel, with operator plunged to the ground from a height of about 10-12 metres. The operator suffered back injuries but made sufficient recovery to return to work in same job.

Anonymous said...

Re: Goonyella-Riverside incident.

Ref:
http://www.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2008/QSC/141

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