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Authority probes Qld coal worker death while towing

A vehicle that fatally pinned a contractor is the subject of an official investigation. Authorities have released preliminary findings from the recent death of Luke O’Brien at BHP Mitsubishi...

BHP CAT truck

Heavy vehicle continues driving after brake fails

A mine truck kept moving despite already having an alternate stopping system. Authorities recently examined a heavy vehicle brake failure at an undisclosed operation. “The service brake system...

Coal train

Coal mine heavy vehicle bombed say investigators

Authorities are examining a blast believed to have targeted a mine train. Investigators are trying to determine how a heavy vehicle became bombed near Glencore’s Cerrejon coal operation. The...

Truck spotter

Employer sentenced after truck operator fatally struck

A heavy vehicle reversed into and killed a worker, resulting in severe penalties for the responsible company. Authorities recently examined how a contracted truck driver became fatally struck by a...

Mine truck driver ejected

Mine truck accident fatally ejects operator

A heavy vehicle driver became airborne after suffering a deadly collision. Authorities recently investigated circumstances surrounding a service truck accident that fatally catapulted an operator...

Coal shuttle car fatality

Heavy vehicle fatally crushes coal employee

A resources worker died after being pinned by machinery. Authorities recently examined how a heavy vehicle fatally crushed a coal employee at an undisclosed operation on 2 October 2023. “A...

Coal train

Vehicle operator charged over North Qld coal fatality

Authorities formally accused a Townsville driver of killing his passenger in the Whitsunday region. A 40-year-old man was recently charged with dangerously operating a vehicle causing death in Bogie...

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