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MSB No. 118 Working safely with tyres: highway-style trailer haulage

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The fatal injury of a driver of a bulk coal transport trailer while replacing a wheel has highlighted a risk for the mining industry that has long been recognised in the tyre manufacture and fitting industry: the premature failure of radial construction tyres.

Radial construction tyres-typically associated with tyres of up to 25" diameter on highway-style prime mover and mining-style trailers (double or triple)-have a single steel cord ply as the body ply (or casing ply). Tyres with single steel cord body ply must be treated differently from earthmover tyres, yet most mining procedures treat them the same.

This safety bulletin examines what actions to take to avoid similar incidents and possible fatalities.


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Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines


Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines


14 May 2012

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