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Merlo rollover at NSW mine during dragline cable move

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A Merlo 2448 has reportedly rolled at a NSW mine this week

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a Merlo rollover dangerous incident.

According to the latest report, the experienced operator was undertaking work moving a dragline cable using a Merlo 2448. During this work, the Merlo overturned. The operator was able to escape from the vehicle. The apparent cause of the rollover was an unexpected cable movement.

Recommendations to industry – multiple machines working together

Where multiple machines are engaged in a task, all operators must maintain situational awareness and communicate their intentions clearly to other equipment operators involved in the job. Machines should not be used for purposes other than what they were designed for without appropriate assessment of the risk. Machine operators need to be reminded that the stability of machines changes as the load height changes.

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