Sunday, September 25, 2011

Drive-off Ramp

In this week's series of photos, it looks like an RD has driven of a ramp onto the pit floor below. This is the worst kind of accident; the completely avoidable accident.





5 comments:

MisterCliff said...

I'm assuming this wasn't at an Australian mine as there are no berms at the ramp edge?

Jamie said...

My comments exactly..... where are the berms at? I hope the management at that mine gives their head a shake......

GWYN said...

What's a berm? LOL. This looks like it occurred in Africa, where they don't believe in any kind of safety.

Anonymous said...

I received pics of the accident a few years ago from a coworker. From what I understand this is in a mine in South America. In the country where this happened, berms were not required along haul roads.

Please remember that berms do help, but if a haul truck is going full speed a berm may not stop it.

Anonymous said...

Now if u zoom in on this pic u will see guard rails along the ramp.

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