Maules Creek truck incident prompts call for mine road risk assessment

THE NEW South Wales Resources Regulator has recommended that mine operators conduct detailed risk assessments when major changes are made to mine roads and consult with workers about changes to mine roads in its investigation into a truck collision at Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine.

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The damaged Caterpillar 773D service truck after its collision with the Hitachi EH 5000 haul truck.

At about 8am on April 21 2018, a service truck operator suffered serious injuries when the service truck he was driving collided with a haul truck at a four-way intersection at the Maules Creek mine.