Summary: Haul trucks were parking in a designated park-up area. The trucks had to be reverse parked into each bay before the operators could disembark. Four trucks were parked successfully by driving to the end of the road and performing a U-turn in a clockwise direction before driving back across the entrance of the park-up bays, following the site process. A fifth truck driver did not perform the same U-turn but instead pulled up and reversed the truck in the opposite direction to site process. The driver misjudged the entrance to the target available bay and reversed into the front of a stationary truck occupying a parking spot. The driver on the stationary truck retreated up the access ladder to the cabin to warn the other driver that the truck was going to miss the parking spot but was unable to prevent the collision.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review how their supervisors monitor for compliance with all site procedures. Mine operators should review how often their workers are trained in all site procedures.