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Komatsu driverless trucks

Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

A multinational resources company confessed to unlawfully causing one employee death at a mine site. A Rio Tinto subsidiary recently pleaded guilty to failing to enforce speed limits, resulting in a...

CBH Resources truck cab

Truck cabin falls onto mine worker

A sudden movement caused part of a heavy vehicle to come crashing down onto an underground employee. During routine maintenance a fitter accidentally bumped a stay that was holding up a truck cabin...

Fail safe brake interlocks

Malfunctioning fail-safe brake hospitalises worker

Authorities are investigating how a mine employee became injured despite safeguards in place. Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) wants to know exactly how a runaway, light vehicle recently...

Light vehicle pedestrian accident

Multi-vehicle collision pins coal worker

A mine employee might consider buying a lotto ticket after being fortunate enough to walk away from a pile-up accident. One coal worker was recently sandwiched between utility vehicles at an...

Collapsed boom damages truck

Catastrophic failure extensively damages truck

An aerial lift machinery accident severely damaged a heavy vehicle in North Queensland. Authorities recently investigated how a mobile concrete placing boom suddenly collapsed onto a truck cabin...

Water truck spotter

Water truck strikes and pins helpful worker

A heavy vehicle collided with and squeezed a colleague who tried to help the driver navigate through a work site. A concrete batching plant worker learnt the hard way not to stand in the path of...

Water cart

Blind spot tears roof off water truck cabin

Two heavy vehicle operators learnt the hard way not to make sure an adequate perimeter is established before performing high-risk work. A 36 tonne excavator began stockpiling hammered material for...

Dump truck

Two deaths, hundreds of serious injuries reported

Authorities shared grim news that workplace accidents are rising and some incidents were so severe they claimed the lives of relatively young workers. Total serious lost time injuries (LTIs) rose...

AMSJ April 2022