The NSW Resources Regulator has reported that a collision occurred between a dump truck and dozer at a dump in an open cut coal mine.
The truck driver stated the dozer driver gave him permission to reverse to the tip behind the dozer. The dozer driver stated he thought the truck was dumping further away and that he should have waited for the truck to pass behind the dozer.
The dozer driver continued to reverse and made contact with the truck. No injuries were sustained.
The NSW Resources Regulator says that supervisors need to regularly monitor compliance with mine site rules for vehicle interactions. The safety management system should detail the minimum requirements for supervisor inspection and monitoring of work areas and practices.
Reference Incident: IncNot0033598
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