Dangerous Incident – Underground Man Transport Collision

Summary: A collision occurred between two underground man transports. A crew of eight workers in one transporter had stopped at a work site when a second transporter carrying three workers drove into the rear of it. Passengers of both machines suffered injuries.

Recommendations to industry: Supervision and auditing of compliance with the transport rules at mine sites should focus on:

  • speed
  • separation distance between machines
  • alertness of drivers
  • park-up practices
  • traffic management around work areas
  • communication of all work areas.

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