Explosives Inspectorate | Alert | No.110 V | 01 March 2023
An explosives Mobile Processing Unit (MPU) towing a trailer was involved in a collision with a B-Double truck on a public highway. The incident resulted in a spillage of ammonium nitrate.
An MPU was towing a fully loaded trailer of Ammonium Nitrate Prill (AN) and Emulsion (ANE) when it slowed down to stop at roadworks. The trailer was struck from behind by a loaded commercial freight B-Double truck. The impact caused the MPU trailer to roll over onto its side, which resulted in a spillage of approximately 1.5 tonnes of AN.
Operators conducting explosives transportation activities should:
Investigations are ongoing and further information may be published as it becomes available. The information in this publication is what is known at the time of writing.
We issue Safety Notices to draw attention to the occurrence of a serious incident, raise awareness of risks, and prompt assessment of your existing controls.
Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail Third Edition
Australian Dangerous Goods Code 7.7
Queensland Explosives Inspectorate Explosives Information Bulletin no. 52 – Transport of SSAN
Queensland Explosives Inspectorate Explosives Safety Alert no. 32 – MPU rollover
Queensland Explosives Inspectorate Explosives Safety Alert no. 86 – AN Explodes during transport incident
Contact: Paul White, Senior Inspector of Explosives , +61 7 3199 8023 Explosives@rshq.qld.gov.au
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