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Queensland Fatality During Wheel Removal

What In February 2004, one person died and another was injured at a mine in Queensland. The two were changing wheels on a truck when a split rim became dislodged and caused the tyre to move uncontrollably. It struck one person... Read more


Queensland Fatality - Prime Mover Rim Assembly Failure

What A person suffered fatal injuries while changing a dual tyre and rim assembly on a drive axle bogey of a road train prime mover. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines have issued the following information regarding the accident.... Read more


Violent Tyre Rupture On Dump Truck

What The sidewall of rear inner tyre on a Caterpillar 777 dump truck ruptured violently while parked outside the workshop. The operator who was greasing the front suspension struts was hurled out from under the truck but escaped injury. Fortunately, he... Read more


Tyre Handler Clamping Fork Failure

What A wheel was being fitted to the right hand inner side (position 5) of a coal hauler prime mover when the shift cylinder failed. Why The shift cylinder failure allowed the tyre clamping forks to open, thus dropping the wheel to the... Read more


Truck Driver Raises Tray Under Powerlines

What A truck driver narrowly escaped death when he raised the tray of his on-road haulage truck into 11,000 volt overhead power lines. Why The driver was employed by a contractor to haul concentrate from a mine site. His truck was parked at... Read more



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