Vehicle collisions – how long before it’s really bad?- Mines Safety Alert no. 232 on 25 August 2009, Queensland, Australia

This alert highlights a high potential near miss.

?On the first nightshift of the tour, at 4.30am, an operator of a loaded rear dump truck fell asleep at the wheel on entering a left hand bend, crossed the lanes and collided with an approaching empty rear dump truck. The operator of the empty truck saw what was happening, tried to avoid the collision, and also attempted communication on the 2-way radio without success. Fortunately, there were no injuries.?

It makes comments about improving proximity detection and fatigue management including the use of technology.


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