Sunday, March 31, 2013

South Walker Creek Bench Failure

This was sent it by a reader, of a bench failure which occurred on the 29th. Looks fairly lucky. The boom looks like it got pretty close to the spoil.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Burning Money

According to the email, this 282 only had a few hours on the clock. Judging by the fact that the fire seems more intense at the back than the front, I'm guessing a wheel motor fire.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Collapsed BWE

These spectacular pictures come from the CSN Itagui mine in Brazil. This bucket-wheel reclaimer failed during commissioning in 2007.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of ...

Someone let me know today about the 'Mining Mayhem' page on Facebook. While it's a good page, it's not mine.

I don't pretend to have the monopoly on mining accident photos, but why not come up with an original name?

Copying someone else's idea, and passing it off as your own - very lame. Poor form, mate, poor form.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yallourn Wall Collapse

I don't know much about this incident, other than that it happened at the Yallourn coal mine about four years ago. Looking at the photos, it looks like water from the creek piped through behind the wall, causing it to fail.