Dangerous incident report

October 31, 2017 Tara

Dangerous incident

Summary: A mining dump truck was spotting to a dozer and reversed into the rear right hand side of the dozer damaging a light bracket.

Recommendations to industry: Hazard: velocity/inertia of vehicles.
Risk: harm to people from collision between mobile plant.
Recommendations:
  • When mobile plant is operating in close proximity, operators should remain in continual communication and maintain an awareness of the other’s position.
  • Workers should be trained in site-specific procedures.
  • Regular site safety observations should be performed by supervisors to ensure compliance with site procedures.
  • The use of cameras may assist operators by alarming encroachments
  • When reversing mobile plant, operator should check down both the left and right sides.

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