Summary: Two workers were tasked with towing a lighting plant with a light vehicle. While in the process of hooking up the lighting plant to the light vehicle, the lighting plant’s boom was not lowered. The lighting plant rolled over after being towed about 6 metres over uneven ground. Both workers were in the light vehicle at the time.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators and contract companies should review how fitness for work is assessed on site and communicated to the workforce.