BHPB NEWMAN MINE REHABILITATION
June 07 – Dec 07
Industrial Demolition; and Asbestos and Hazardous Material Removal
In mid 2007, Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) was engaged by BHPB Iron Ore to demolish specified infrastructure on its Newman Hub site. The works consisted of demolishing numerous conveyors, transfer stations, rail load out bins, approximately 4 km of railway and other miscellaneous redundant plant.
SCOPE OF WORK
Scope of work for this Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) project included the deconstruction and removal of redundant conveyors, structures and machines; the deconstruction and removal of non integral structural and mechanical infrastructure inside the orebody train loadout tunnel; removal of redundant rail, sleepers and ballast; removal of electrical cabling and components; removal and termination of water services, removal of redundant aerial power lines and poles; and the removal and relocation of the fire training facility and dust suppression pump station.
The scope for the removal of these structures also included the removal of asbestos.
A team of 14 completed this project using a 160t excavator with grapple & shear attachments; 3 x 35t excavators with magnet/hammer/grapple/shear attachments; 2 x 35t articulated dump trucks; a 160t crane; a 4-5t manitou telescopic handler; a 80ft hydraulic boom lift; and various light trucks, maintenance and site vehicles.
During the course of the demolition we removed and disposed of approximately 3,900 metres of rail, and approximately 2km of timber sleepers and fastenings.
In excess of 2,000t of metal were processed and removed from site, including aluminium and copper cable, stainless steel, electric motors, steel, and iron light gauge. In addition, 8,140m3 of concrete was processed and removed from site.
In the 9,056 man hours worked on the project, only one first aid treatable injury occurred. The following safety statistics indicate the high level of project safety standards:
– 227 JHA’s;
– 43 Behavioural Based Observation’s;
– 14 weekly workplace inspections;
– 99 Worksite Daily Inspections;
– 16 Safety Toolbox meetings; and
– 300 Substance Tests.
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