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Horrific truck accident inspires new training material

Haul truck collision
Haul truck collision

Two heavy vehicles became involved in a major collision, causing severe damage.

Authorities recently examined why one truck suffered a head-on accident while the other experienced a side hit at an undisclosed mine.

“Two empty haul trucks turned in front of each other with the collision causing the headboard of one to damage the cabin of the other. One operator suffered hand fractures and a head laceration that required 52 stitches,” the New South Wales Resources Regulator said in an incident summary.

Investigators found both vehicles failed to stop before one of the windscreens were shattered, A-pillars bent and roof damaged.

They encouraged workers to watch a new vehicle interactions training video. The targeted awareness campaign program can be used for tool box talks to encourage discussion between employees and supervisors.

Click here to read the full incident summary.

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