Workers injured in Pilbara road accident

Two mining workers have been injured in a vehicle collision that occurred 200km south of Port Hedland on Thursday afternoon.

A Toyota Hilux contractor vehicle collided head on with an Isuzu FMG rail maintenance truck on the Mulga Downs at 2:40pm.

FMG emergency services responded to the accident, with support from BHP and Roy Hill, to provide medical aid to the victims.

The 46 year-old driver of the light vehicle is in a serious but stable condition, having sustained serious injuries.

He was taken to Roy Hill Camp 4 for treatment and transported to Hedland Health Campus, then flown to Perth this morning by Royal Flying Doctor Service.

A spokesperson for FMG said the man’s family had been escorted to Perth to be by his side.

The collision caused the Izuzu truck to skid off the road and down an eight metre embankment, leaving the 37 year-old driver with serious injuries including a suspected fractured leg, which has received treatment in Port Hedland.

FMG chief executive Nev Power expressed his concern for the injured workers.

“Our thoughts are with him, his family and his workmates,” Power said.

“We are all hoping he makes a full recovery and are offering support to his family and workmates.”

South Hedland Police are investigating the cause of the accident with cooperation from FMG.


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