Coroner Inquest Findings – Earth Moving Tyre Fatality, Queensland Australia.
Shortly before midnight on 9 February 2004, Peter Marshall was removing the outer, right, rear, dual wheel from a giant dump truck at the Zinifex Century open-cut zinc mine in far north western Queensland.
Suddenly, without warning, the highly compressed air in the inner wheel was released, throwing the 3.5-ton outer wheel some 13 metres. Mr Marshall had been standing in the path of the wheel?s flight and he was driven by it across the tyre bay concrete apron. When the wheel came to rest, Mr Marshall was pinned under it. He died shortly afterwards as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. A co-worker also sustained significant injuries.
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