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Dangerous incident: excavator tramming underground

Mining Safety Tips

An excavator was tramming underground when it hit a light vehicle. The excavator was carrying a hydraulic hammer at the time. As it trammed around a corner, the operator did not see the parked light vehicle.

Recommendations to industry: Mine transport management plans and transport rules should consider the risk of heavy equipment moving around the mine while carrying loads or attachments.

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