Dangerous Incident Report

October 31, 2017 Tara

Dangerous incident | SInNot 2017/01675

Summary: A mining haul truck entered the mine’s fuel farm via the wrong entrance. The roof height of the fuel farm was insufficient for the truck and the truck made contact with the building structure. The contact also caused electric cable damage.

Recommendations to industry: Hazard: gravity.
Risk: harm to people from elevated structures falling.
Recommendations:

  • Where mobile plant can pass under building infrastructure, height signs must be clearly displayed.
  • Where there is potential contact between the structure and the mobile plant the risk must be well managed. This may include access control systems such as height bars or dangle bars, adequate signage and other warning systems.
  • Truck operators should be trained on site traffic routes.

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