ENVIRONMENT

Tyre rim goes flying

THE rim of a haul truck tyre has been ejected while the tyre was on the ground being inflated at a New South Wales open pit coal mine.

The technician was about 5m from the tyre when the rim ejected.

The technician was about 5m from the tyre when the rim ejected.

The tyre was being inflated after having the rim O-ring seals replaced. The rim - weighing about 2.5 tonnes - was ejected about 300mm above the tyre. The NSW Resources Regulator said the technician...

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