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Lost time injury (LTI) A work injury that results in an absence from work of at least one full day or shift any time after the day or shift on which the injury occurred
Disabling injury A work injury, not a lost time injury, that results in the injured person being unable to fully perform his or her ordinary occupation (regular job) any time after the day or shift on which the injury occurred, and where either alternative or light duties are performed
Reportable injuries are disabling injuries plus lost time injuries
A driver of a road train engaged in transporting iron ore was fatally injured in a collision with another road train. It had rained heavily during the day and road-train operations had been suspended. The road train was empty, and collided with the first loaded vehicle to return from the outlying mine site after the resumption of haulage operations.
A blast hole drill operator received fatal injuries at night when the tray-back truck he was driving collided with the back of a truck parked near an open pit gold mine workshop. Two drill rods protruding from the tray of the parked truck speared through the operator’s windscreen and struck him, causing massive injuries. The operator was treated at a hospital but succumbed to his injuries two days later.
Regulation 13.7 Bench widths and open pit roads
For roads and vehicle operating areas, mine manager must:
Regulations 10.37 and 10.40(1) Trackless units
Examples follow from Resources Safety’s incident database