Hospital for operator after truck rolls down dump face

A CAT 789 operator ended up in hospital after backing his vehicle’s position 5 and 6 wheels through a safety berm on an overburden dump during a night shift at a Queensland open cut coal mine.

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The driver sustained injuries that required hospitalisation overnight.

After teetering for a brief period at the tip head, the truck rolled side-over-side for two complete revolutions, before finally coming to rest 26.7m below on its wheels.