FLEETS

Case of the disappearing dozers

QUEENSLAND chief coal inspector Jacques Le Roux has issued a safety alert after two separate instances in January where bulldozers operating on coal stockpiles sank into voids above feed valves.

 The regulator's image of the incident

The regulator's image of the incident

In the first incident at a surface coal mine on January 27 the dozer driver was trapped in the cabin for about 10 hours. He had inadvertently driven over a rathole - a void that does not reach the stockpile...

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