Unattended vehicles rolling away

SAFETY authorities have raised alarm over several incidents in recent months involving unattended vehicles rolling away down slopes at mine sites in Western Australia.

SAFETY authorities have raised alarm over several incidents in recent months involving unattended vehicles rolling away down slopes at mine sites in Western Australia.

Authorities are particularly concerned about operators’ attempts to pursue and enter the cabs of their runaway vehicles to stop the vehicles.

In Mines Safety Bulletin No. 81, Resources Safety — a division of the WA Department of Consumer and Employment Protection — makes several recommendations to prevent unattended vehicles rolling away.

For more information, email ResourcesSafety@docep.wa.gov.au.

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