Employee sprayed with rocks when a truck tyre failed


Recently a truck driver escaped with minor injuries in a park-up area at shift change, when a truck tyre burst approximately 15 metres away. The operator had alighted from his truck and was walking to the shift change room, when a loaded truck commenced reversing.

A tyre on this truck burst with the resulting air-blast lifting rocks and grit off the ground, striking the truck driver, who sustained numerous abrasion injuries causing him to collapse. The injuries could have been more severe had the truck driver been closer, or not wearing correct PPE.


Last Updated: 23/01/2023 03:16:53pm