Sunday, August 26, 2012

Two Bogged Excavators

Sent in by a reader the week before last. According to the email, these two excavators got bogged on the same section of road about 500m apart. The wooden logs they put down in front of the tracks just went straight underneath the mud.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Broken Rear Axle

Interesting photo sent in this week by a reader. We've had a few axles failures on the site before, but never one this complete.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lightning Strike on 777

Another great set of photos sent in by a reader of a lightning strike on a 777. From the incident report:

"On July 15, 2012 at approximately 2300 hours driver of 777F haul truck was parked at the 1135 waste dump waiting out an electrical storm.  Truck was struck by lightning causing significant damage to the rear of the truck.  One left side outside duel was propelled away from the truck approximate 250 meters.  The rim of this tire was another 50 meters further.  All 4 rear tires were blown out and cab windows shattered.  Driver exited the truck as quickly as he could and ran away to a safe distance from the truck."

"Driver exited the truck as quickly as he could." Gee, ya think?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

EX1800 Into Overpass

Another one sent in by a reader. At the Oak Hill mine in Texas, USA. April, 2010.