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LUCK appears to have played a part in ensuring no-one was injured after a haul truck that had been left in neutral rolled and hit another truck at a New South Wales open cut coal mine.

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The truck rolled forward 10m and hit the dovetail of another truck.

The dump truck had been queued, waiting to be loaded.

The operator put the truck in neutral and began to get something from a bag.

The truck rolled forward 10m and hit the dovetail of another truck.