Mines safety alert no. Newsflash | 15 January 2018 | Version 1
Re-fuelling rear dump trucks
During the re-fuelling of a Caterpillar 797B Rear Dump Truck, a large quantity of diesel emitted from the fuel tank overflow line and ignited. It is possible that the ignition source was the hot turbocharger, positioned directly below the overflow line. In the subsequent fire, the truck was totally lost.
- Review the effectiveness of re-fuelling procedures.
- Inspect the positioning of fuel tank overflow lines.
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.
Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland
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