Summary: A haul truck reversed into a dozer when the truck was backing up. Tyre positions 5 and 6 of the haul truck hit the dozer on the ripper box causing minimal damage. The haul truck operator did not see the dozer.
Recommendations to industry:
- There should always be clear, positive communication between mobile plant operators when working in close proximity.
- The size of designated work areas should be sufficient for the movement of mobile plant.
- Reversing cameras and proximity detection devices should be used.
- Sufficient lighting should be provided when working at night.