Dangerous Incident – Fire on Haul Truck

Summary: A haul truck driver was alerted by a dozer driver that there was a fire visible on the truck. The truck driver stopped, applied the emergency stop and activated the fire suppression system. A hydraulic hose failed spraying oil onto the exhaust system. The fire was localised to an area where a gap in the lagging was identified.

Recommendations to industry: Where lagging is used as a control, gaps, joins and transition points must be assessed for adequacy.

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