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National (other, non-fatal)
Resources Safety and Health Queensland
A CAT 789 haul truck backed position 5 and 6 wheels through a safety berm on an overburden dump during a night shift. After teetering for a brief period at the tip head, the truck rolled side-over-side for two complete revolutions, before finally coming to rest 26.7 m below on its wheels. The driver suffered injuries that required hospitalisation overnight. Between the supervisor inspection at the start of the shift and the time of the incident, the standard of the tip head had deteriorated significantly. The tip head was not to standard, being too narrow and misaligned, resulting in the truck backing up at an angle to the edge.
Product Bulletin 5 Juy 2022