Saturday, December 29, 2012

Truck into Culvert

This is a few years old now. From the email I received:

It happened on the Kalgoorlie to Perth Road.

A culvert was being installed across the road with a detour gravel road graded around the whole area.

The Truckie has just blown clean on through the detour signs and punted straight into the trench. He survived with minor injuries!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Drowned Excavator

This operator is probably very lucky he didn't fall the other way.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bogged Backhoe

Definitely one of those 'how did they do that?' photos.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Scat Shower

Looks like someone connected up the emergency shower to the wrong pipe.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rolled Dump Truck

Seeing that broken mirror on the ground reminds me of the joke:

"Hey boss, I've had a bit of an accident."
"What? What's the damage?"
"The mirror's broken."
"Well that's okay, these things happen. How did the mirror get broken?"
"The truck fell on it."

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hastings Deering Paint Shop Fire - Mackay

Some photos of the fire in the Hastings Deering paint shop in Mackay that happened a few weeks ago.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Revision Clouds

Plans. So hard to read. From the always funny

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bad Tyre Blowout

This video was sent it by a reader last week. Very bad tyre blowout on the front of a truck.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Stuck Crane

These great photos were sent in by a reader. This guy definitely gets bonus points for almost killing himself with the block.

Look at all the bicycles in the second picture. Must be a standard way of getting around that plant. Very good! Now they just need a few more 'Max Clearance' signs on their gantries.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quad-Stack Truck

After the last few serious incidents, I thought I'd put up something a bit more light-hearted this week. I would love to see the series of incidents and decisions that led to this bit of craziness.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Insecure Pipe Load

Sent in by a reader a few weeks ago. From the email:

"This 9.5/8" casing had just left Gearhart's yard following inspection/re-coating for storage by Apache, the truck wasn't travelling fast by any means but had to stand on his brakes and give way at the intersection and the pictures tell the rest.

Driver luckily was only bruised and in a bit of shock."

Saturday, August 11, 2012

BHP Train Derailment

Sent in by a reader a couple of weeks ago. I don't know where exactly this happened, just that it happened on 28th May, 2012.

Update: From a reader:
The  BHP Train Derailment, I googled it and it appears that it happen on its Newman line in the Pilbara.