Dangerous Incident – Articulated Dump Truck Rolled
Summary: An articulated dump truck has rolled. The truck was tipping its load when the incident occurred.
Recommendations to industry: Areas where vehicles are raising a load should be monitored for hazards such as cross grades, uneven ground, soft points and foreign materials. This is the 22nd reported roll-over of articulated dump truck in the past 12 months, and has been the subject of recent safety alerts. The Resources Regulator considers this trend is intolerable and will be undertaking a focused compliance campaign on the operation of all terrain dump trucks over the coming weeks, with a zero-tolerance approach to less-than-adequate operating procedures and potentially defective plant.