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Fatal truck accident at quarry

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Information:

What

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.

Why

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.

Recommendations

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.



Organisation:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to New South Wales (NSW)

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Information:

PDF Document
Coverage:

NSW - New South Wales

Author:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Publisher:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Published:

28 Jun 2005

Document Copyright:

Copyright free



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