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Fatal truck accident at quarry

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A truck driver was fatally injured at a quarry when the truck he was driving failed to negotiate a corner and rolled down an embankment.


The Lower Hunter Police investigated and concluded that the incident was an accident and that it would be referred to the NSW Department of Primary Industries for investigation.


All mines should immediately review their haulroad operations including: Safety of haulroads in all conditions (wet dry, dusty etc); safe working limits (working grade and cross grade) of the mine mobile fleet; fit for purpose barriers, such as bunding or windrows are in place to prevent uncontrolled mobile plant going over embankments; and lines of sight for truck drivers are clear. Hazards are required to be addressed if there is potential for impaired vision due to fog, sunlight or other factors.


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NSW Department of Primary Industries


28 Jun 2005

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