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Mine workers injured in Pilbara collision

Two men were seriously injured last Thursday afternoon, after a collison 200km south of Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

According to reports, a Toyota Hilux contractor truck hit an Isuzu GMF rail maintenance truck on Mulga Downs.

The head-on collision injured the two drivers, with one man in serious but stable condition.

The impact of the collision was said to be severe as the Isuzu truck skidded off the road before it went down to an eight metre embankment.

FMG emergency services and several personnel from BHP and Roy Hill were dispatched to the scene and helped the victims.

The 46-year-old Toyota Hilux driver sustained serious injuries and was immediately brought to the Roy Hill Camp 4 for treatment.

He was then taken to Hedland Health Campus before being flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service the next day.

The 37-year-old driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital in Port Hedland, with serious injuries including a fractured leg.

Police and management are investigating the incident.

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AMSJ April 2022