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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Part IIIDangerous Occurrences which are Reportable in Relation to Quarries

Collapse of storage bunkers

40.  The collapse of any storage bunker.

Sinking of craft

41.  The sinking of any water-borne craft or hovercraft.


42.—(1) An incident in which any person suffers an injury (not otherwise reportable under these Regulations) which results from an explosion or from the discharge of any explosives for which he receives first-aid or medical treatment at the quarry.

(2) In this paragraph, “explosives” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Quarries (Explosives) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(1).

Projection of substances outside quarry

43.  Any incident in which any substance is ascertained to have been projected beyond a quarry boundary as a result of blasting operations in circumstances in which any person was or might have been endangered.


44.  Any misfire, as defined by regulation 2(1) of the Quarries (Explosives) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991.

Insecure tip

45.  Any event (including any movement of material or any fire) which indicates that a tip to which Article 9 of the Quarries (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(2) applies is, or is likely to become, insecure.

Movement of slopes or faces

46.  Any movement or failure of an excavated slope or face which—

(a)has the potential to cause the death of any person; or

(b)adversely affects any building, contiguous land, transport system, footpath, public utility or service, watercourse or reservoir or area of public access.

Explosions or fires in vehicles or plant

47.—(1) Any explosion or fire occurring in any large vehicle or mobile plant which results in the stoppage of that vehicle or plant for more than 24 hours and which affects—

(a)any place where persons normally work; or

(b)the route of egress from such a place.

(2) In this paragraph, “large vehicle or mobile plant” means—

(a)a dump truck having a load capacity of at least 50 tonnes; or

(b)an excavator having a bucket capacity of at least 5 cubic metres.

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