Just two weeks after a ute was crushed in the Pilbara, Rio Tinto is investigating another incident involving a massive haul truck.
It’s understood that a fire broke out on board a haul truck at Rio’s Yandicoogina Mine, north-west of Newman on Tuesday morning.
A photo, posted by Mining Mayhem, shows the trucks wheels well alight.
The ABC reported that no one was on board the truck at the time and no one was injured.
A couple of weeks ago, a worker at the Brockman 4 iron ore mine was doing maintenance on a haul truck when he ran over… his own ute.
Rio is apparently investigating both incidents. The Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety is also aware.