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Emerging trends in injuries in the underground metalliferous sector – an analysis of Queensland data 2006–2016

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Author N LaBranche
ID P201708023

Description

This paper analyses the Queensland Mines Inspectorate’s (QMI) lost time injury (LTI) historical data set for underground metalliferous mines (Department of Natural Resources and Mines, 2017). LTI data is reported to the QMI by mine operators on Form 5A as required by legislation. Data discussed includes: injury, body location, worksite location, Occurrence class, mechanism of injury, and major equipment involved.

Results are presented along with a discussion of contributing factors. Currently published analysis of these injuries only includes the number of injuries of each type, while this analysis expands to include the severity of the injury (number of days lost and/or days on alternative duties), and the average days away for each type of incident. This analysis also includes cross-references of different data types such as Injury Types by Body Location. The analysis includes severity measures for different types of injuries related to the factors collected and drills down deeper into the data than what is currently available in reports. Themes in the results are also discussed including information on how to prevent similar occurrences in the future on job sites and how to improve health and safety outcomes.

CITATION:

LaBranche, N, 2017. Emerging trends in injuries in the underground metalliferous sector – an analysis of Queensland data 2006–2016, in Proceedings 13th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference 2017, pp 161–170 (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne).