Hey ORSM, Just droppin u a line to say great
job and to send u this accident report from Parraburdoo. Dont how
the guy was able to walk away from this with just cuts and bruises.
LIGHT VEHICLE HAUL TRUCK COLLISION
At approximately 0500 hrs on
15.10.04 the driver of an MT4000 haul truck requested to be changed
out for a break. The driver of the haul truck parked the truck clear
of the loading area. A relief operator in a light vehicle approached
the truck and parked the light vehicle in front of the truck. The
relief operator boarded the truck. The haul truck operator dismounted
the truck and accessed the light vehicle.
Before the light vehicle was
clear of the area the haul truck driver proceeded forward running
over the light vehicle. The haul truck stopped with the light vehicle
upside down between the truck wheels. The mayday procedure was activated
and the emergency response team attended the incident. The driver
was removed from the vehicle after approximately two hours of extrication
and transported to the Paraburdoo hospital. The driver was conscious
throughout the incident.
The driver of the light vehicle
was air lifted to Royal Perth hospital for treatment of minor fractures
and bruising. He is expected to make a full recovery.
This incident re-enforces
the requirement to follow safety procedures at all times.