Serious injury: haul truck

Summary: A haul truck reversed into a dozer when the truck was backing up. Tyre positions 5 and 6 of the haul truck hit the dozer on the ripper box causing minimal damage. The haul truck operator did not see the dozer.

Recommendations to industry:

  • There should always be clear, positive communication between mobile plant operators when working in close proximity.
  • The size of designated work areas should be sufficient for the movement of mobile plant.
  • Reversing cameras and proximity detection devices should be used.
  • Sufficient lighting should be provided when working at night.

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