Dangerous incident report

July 2, 2018 Tara

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/00994

Summary: A dozer was damaged when it reversed into an excavator bucket. The dozer was ripping the floor for the excavator when it reversed as the excavator commenced loading the bucket. The excavator stopped and the dozer contacted the back of the bucket, damaging the ladder and fuel tank.

Recommendations to industry: Stand-off distances between face equipment must be clearly defined and communicated to workers.  Checks and monitoring by supervisors should be routinely carried out.

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