Another Mount Arthur haul truck incident

August 7, 2019 Mining Editor

A haul truck has been involved in an incident which saw the truck tip backwards onto its’ tailgate following loading. The incident occurred at around 9 am Wednesday at the Mount Arthur mine.

In a statement issued by BHP the company said: “As is standard procedure, the site emergency response was immediately activated.” 

“The operator was assessed by paramedics at site after safely exiting the vehicle.  He only sustained minor injuries, and did not need to be conveyed off-site for further medical assessment or treatment.” 

“An investigation into the incident has been launched.”

Operator’s told AMSJ that they believed the incident has resulted from poor ramp design coupled with operator error. The incident reportedly occurred following an unbalanced load from a digger on a steep ramp. Conditions of the ramp had been previously reported to site management according to one source.

We note that the incident may be subject to a full investigation by the Regulator.

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The Mount Arthur site also made the news this week following acceptance of a $1M enforceable undertaking from the NSW Resources Regulator.

The incident comes after a challenging week for the mine site after BHP accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from the NSW Resources Regulator to for over $1 million. 

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