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BHP ute

Authority probes Qld coal worker death while towing

A vehicle that fatally pinned a contractor is the subject of an official investigation. Authorities have released preliminary findings from the recent death of Luke O’Brien at BHP Mitsubishi...

Haul truck collision

Horrific truck accident inspires new training material

Two heavy vehicles became involved in a major collision, causing severe damage. Authorities recently examined why one truck suffered a head-on accident while the other experienced a side hit at an...

BHP CAT truck

Heavy vehicle continues driving after brake fails

A mine truck kept moving despite already having an alternate stopping system. Authorities recently examined a heavy vehicle brake failure at an undisclosed operation. “The service brake system...

Coal shuttle car worker pinned

Pinned coal employee dies, multiple colleagues injured

An underground worker passed away and others became seriously wounded after mine equipment crushed them. Authorities are investigating four separate incidents where mobile equipment fatally pinned...

Submerged vehicle

Qld coal operator sinks in underwater pit

A mine worker learnt the hard way to check depth before entering water bodies. Authorities recently examined how a dozer became partially submerged at a coal operation in Central Queensland’s...