14 Aug 2014
Picture Courtesy : The West Australian
Narrow escape for two Rio Tinto workers, working at the Pilbara mine, as they were able to escape from their 4WD on time that was crushed under a haul truck.
This incident occured on 26th July 2014, Saturday at the Brockman 4 iron ore mine site, about 60km north-west of Tom Price, where there had been a front on collision between a haul truck and a 4WD that was crushed badly under the haul truck's front wheel.
As per the news by The West Australian, truck driver was not able to see the approaching vehicle and kept dragging the 4WD for 40m even after the collision and was able to pause this action after receiving radio calls from the vehicle's two occupants who told the driver to stop. A spokeswoman for Rio Tinto claimed that the mine workers were able to get out of their vehicle safely.
This is not the first time that it happened at the mining sites. History witnessed these kind of events several times. Major reason of these kind of accidents is accumulation of red dirt and ore stains etched deep into the paint of the vehicles that affects the visibility and thus prevents the driver to see clearly outside the truck. It is always recommended to use iron ore stain removers thst can remove the ore stains effectively.
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Original Source of this news : https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/north-west/a/24604042/lucky-escape-for-mine-workers/
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