Summary: A worker was operating a front end loader on a cross grade with a full bucket that was lifted in the air. This resulted in the front end loader rolling onto its side. The operator was not injured.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review how hazards associated with machines operating on cross grades are assessed and controls are implemented.
The assessment should include:
- determination of the appropriate machine for the task
- maximum cross grades for safe operation of equipment
- ensuring that operator training addresses all controls.