Truck rollover while spreading material
A truck, with body raised, was spreading material on a quarry haul road when the operator misjudged the road camber and became concerned with the lean of the truck body.
The driver tried to lower the hoist to reduce the lean, as he continued to spread metal, but the center of gravity had changed sufficiently to the left to snap the mount of the lift ram and cause the truck’s body to come to rest on its side against the batter.
The truck was righted by cranes and the remainder of the material was removed with a digger. No-one was injured in the incident.