The NSW Resources Regulator has released a report of an excavator that overturned in open cut coal mine.
A 30 tonne excavator conducting rehabilitation work was being walked backwards when one track rode up onto a rock pile, causing the excavator to overturn. The operator suffered a bump on the head.
In response to the incident the Regulator stated: “equipment operators must maintain situational awareness and remain vigilant to manage the risk of machine rollovers. This includes familiarisation with the work area by visually identifying hazards before starting work.”
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