Grader operator forgets traffic rules, connects with haul truck

A FAILURE to check traffic on a haul road before making a U-turn at a New South Wales open cut coal mine resulted in a grader operator making dangerous contact with a passing haul truck.

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The grader operator did not look to see if the road was clear before initiating the U-turn.