Dangerous incident: truck rolled

February 26, 2018 Tara

Summary: The night shift operator of a haul truck identified a number of alarms sounding in the driver’s cabin during the commencement of their shift.
To reset the truck the operator went to the main isolator located on the bumper, adjacent to the position of the number one wheel. As the operator de-energised the truck it rolled approximately one metre away from the operator’s position before coming to rest.
No one was injured.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should reinforce the importance of correct parking procedures with operators of heavy mobile plant and equipment to ensure they are fundamentally stable, and that park brakes are applied.
Warning devices such as alarms or interlocks provided to ensure park brakes are applied prior to exiting the vehicle should be regularly tested or inspected to ensure operational effectiveness.

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