Tarp tube fail blamed for Nova death

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has revealed the truck driver fatally injured at Independence Group’s Nova nickel-copper mine near Balladonia on September 11 was hit by the spring loaded arm that opened and closed the tarpaulin cover of his triple road train trailer.

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L. Detached motor and swing arm from the tarp tube. R. Fractured end of tarp tube where motor and swing arm attach on tarpaulin covering system