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Autonomous truck hits excavator at Qld mine

LOSS of communications on an autonomous circuit at a Queensland open pit coal mine has led to what could be the first reported collision between an autonomous truck and manually operated excavator.

 The coal mine worker was unable to move the boom out of the way in time resulting in damage to the stick cylinder.

The coal mine worker was unable to move the boom out of the way in time resulting in damage to the stick cylinder.

After the communication breakdown occurred, the excavator operator grounded the bucket and exited the cab.  While moving back to re-enter the cab, communication was restored and a rear dump that had...

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