A fire in a muffler box on a loader was extinguished after multiple attempts and deployment of the on-board fire suppression system.

Contributing factors identified include:

  • Fuel leaking into the Diesel Particulate Filter
  • Earlier collision with a wall that ruptured a fuel line, and
  • Failing to identify the damaged fuel line after the collision occurred.

Released 17 July 2020, reference IncNot0037723, by the NSW Mining Regulator.


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