Mt Isa transport fall 1999

20/12/1999 - Mt Isa Lead Mine - Fall

At about 1520 hours on Monday, 20 December 1999, a boilermaker in a track maintenance crew sustained serious injuries when he fell from a modified flat bed rail car.


1. In circumstances where personnel are to be transported by rail, a fit for purpose personnel or personnel and equipment carrier must be used.

2. A process is to be established that will address the hazards associated with the 19 level haulage system. This process should include:

  • A review of the operating procedures;
  • Appropriate training and assessment;
  • Regular internal audits.