Mines safety alert no. | 07 January 2019 | Version 1
Near collision between sliding dump truck and inappropriately parked light vehicle
Two supervisors and a mining engineer had parked a light vehicle on the side of an active haul road to place dumping markers for building up a Highwall stand-off bund.
A supervisor left the vehicle to place a marker when he heard an empty dump truck rounding the corner. The dump truck operator used the retarder to slow down when he saw the light vehicle, but lost traction as he rounded the corner. The truck was out of control approaching the light vehicle when the supervisor became aware of the impending collision.
The supervisor ran to the light vehicle. He jumped on the running board beside the driver, held on to the side of the vehicle and told the driver to move the vehicle to avoid the collision. The light vehicle and the truck both came to rest about 100m further where the ramp flattened out.
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.
An investigation is underway to examine full details with immediate consideration being given to: Temporary closure of the ramp to avoid work in the line of fire and mind on task.
Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland
General: This information is a guide only. It is not to be taken as a statement of law and must not be construed to waive or modify any legal obligation.
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