Dangerous Incident – Underground Man Transport Collision
Summary: A collision occurred between two underground man transports. A crew of eight workers in one transporter had stopped at a work site when a second transporter carrying three workers drove into the rear of it. Passengers of both machines suffered injuries.
Recommendations to industry: Supervision and auditing of compliance with the transport rules at mine sites should focus on:
- separation distance between machines
- alertness of drivers
- park-up practices
- traffic management around work areas
- communication of all work areas.