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Cat D 11 over wall.

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by Ironbark, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Ironbark

    Ironbark Well-Known Member

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    A mate of mine put this D 11 over the wall. Badly shaken but thank God he survived. Seat belt and cab over roll bar saved him.
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  2. pp13bnos

    pp13bnos Senior Member

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    How far was the drop? Regardless glad to hear he's allright, and will live to tell the tale. I know how quickly things can go from fine to needing to change your pants. What exactly was the story behind it? CJ
     
  3. Ironbark

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    Hi CJ.

    First of all I have to say that he was a very experienced and safety conscious dozer operator. He was traveling south along the edge of the open cut high wall aprox. 60 to 80 ft. high, 10 feet from the edge. The inside edge of the wall cracked and opened up on his left and as he saw this happening he tried to accelerate and turn out of it but it was too late. The whole lot came down like a flood of water over a dam wall. The dozer rolled over as it came down, landed on the cab flipped onto its side and kept rolling untill it settled on its tracks. The cab was smashed, filled with gravel and coal. We dug him out and he was severely shaken, bruised, lacerated, no broken bones and he survived. Cheers, Ironbark.
     
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    Glad he's ok, ouch. Hope I never have that experience.
     
  5. Ironbark

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    Hi Seabass. He's as tough as nails. We put the jumper leads on him and he was back at work in no time. Cheers, Ironbark.
     
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    What a mind-blowing experience! The best part, of course, is living to tell about it.
     
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    wow.and what a testiment to that rops cab.
     
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    All I can say is if it'd have been me in the cab, they'd a found a little bit more than just gravel and coal in the cab :lmao
     
  10. Ironbark

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    G'day "grandpa" and ohter respondents.

    When I said we put the jumper leads on him and he was back at work in not time/ what I said was actually true. Both drag line operators in the cut where this incident occured, on seeing what had happened immediatly shut down the dragline, grabbed a box marked first aid kit and ran as fast as they were able to assist. When they finally managed to get the D11 dozer operator out of the cab and then opened the fisrt aid kit, all that was found inside was a pair of electric jumper leads ? Naturally, after that incident all fire and rescue procedures were taken more seriously and rectified!
     
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    I like the image :D
     
  12. Ironbark

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    I have more, I will find them and put them up. Cheers, Ironbark.
     
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    Please do. :)
     
  14. Ironbark

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    One can better see how the rops cab was crushed but not enough to injure the operator. The wall slumped just to the right side of the knoll. The dozer rolled on the way down, landed on the cab and flipped over on to its tracks.

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  15. d5cat

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    Holy crap...I would need a new pair of shorts!!
     
  16. Ironbark

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    No one was injured here. This Cat D9 slid of the float because it was not chained down and the float operator took the sweep around the corner a little too fast!

    BLOOMFIELD D9 ON EDGE . 2.jpg

    There it is another shot!

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  17. Nige

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    Unless I'm reading something into the photo that's not there and from the position that the dozer landed in the cut he was travelling parallel to the edge of the cut when it let go on him. That is a big no-no in any mining operation I've ever been around. If I am wrong I'll stand corrected but that is what the photo says to me.
     
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    Seeing these photos it makes me laugh a little when the big Australian corporate mining companies like BHPB try to import their allegedly "higher" safety standards to other parts of the world ......... :tong:tong
     
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    Now if you want to see a dozer over a wall, try this one ....... and believe it or not the operator walked away without a scratch.

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  20. Ironbark

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    G'day Nige.

    Your correct. Like I said in post 3, he was traveling south along the edge when the earth opened up on his left, and awa it all went, him included.