Hazards of stored energy

IN Queensland in the past five years, at least five fatal accidents in mining or mining related industries have been due to an uncontrolled release of stored energy.

In Queensland in the past five years, at least five fatal accidents in mining or mining related industries have been due to an uncontrolled release of stored energy.

Of the five fatal accidents, one involved disassembling a cylinder containing a piston under pressure, another involved disassembling a fitting in a compressed airline, and three involved inflated tyres.

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