Dangerous incident: mining truck

Summary: Two fitters were changing a strut on a mining truck. After completing the work, they began replacing the hub. It was unsecured during this process and came loose. The hub struck one fitter, fracturing his arm and dislocating his knee cap.

Recommendations to industry:

  • Tradespersons should use correct lifting equipment when working on heavy machine components.
  • Original equipment manufacturer procedures should be followed.
  • Tradespersons should be competent in the activity being carried out and be trained for work on the particular type of plant.

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