Dangerous Incident Report

October 31, 2017 Tara

Dangerous incident

Summary: An articulated dump truck trailer (body) of the truck rolled onto its side.

Recommendations to industry: Hazard: Gravity
Risk: Harm to people from falling elevated machine components.
Recommendations:

  • Consider the proximity to a stockpile creating uneven ground when truck operators are attempting to tip a load.
  • Use level sensors to alert an operator or prohibit tipping on uneven ground.
  • Ensure tyre pressures are correct and the suspension system is in good condition.

Refer to:
SB17-01 Industry reports more truck rollover incidents
SA03-01 Articulated dump truck rollovers

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