Dangerous incident

November 25, 2017 Tara
Summary: An operator was using a front end loader to clean up around a haul truck when he reversed into a truck. A cover was damaged on the loader, which then moved forward and cracked the back window.

Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should have systems in place that manage risks associated with equipment working in close proximity to other plant and structures. When mobile plant is operating in close proximity, equipment operators should remain in continual communication and maintain an awareness of the other’s position.  Workers should be trained in site-specific procedures relating to working in close proximity to other plant and structures. Regular site safety observations should be performed by supervisors to ensure compliance with site procedures. When reversing mobile plant, operators should check down both sides as well as to the rear of the equipment. The use of proximity awareness systems such as cameras and alarms may assist vehicle operators.
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