From overturned trucks to huge fires, as well as crushed vehicles… Here’s a collection of some really mind boggling accidents that have occurred in the mining industry.
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1. Dumper corner navigation fail
Wrong turn, mate… And now what?
2. Just how did he loose a gear?
Looks like this truck is not going anywhere. Better call the towage!
3. No driving zone violation
Well, the warning “don’t stop your car in this area” is not there just for the fun of it.
4. A strange visitor from space
You don’t need a metal detector for beginners to find this asteroid.
“Helen, come see our new coffee table!”
5. The truck that bit more than he could chew
Well, that’s not going to have a happy ending, we can assure that.
6. A good reason to keep away from mines
Another genius who thought this was a good place to stop his car. Guess what: it wasn’t.
7. Komatsu PC1800 up in flames
It’s getting hot in here, right?
8. New truck up in flames
Is “hell rider” a good term to define what’s going on in this picture?
9. Open-pit coal mine fire in Gippsland
Using this open-pit coal mine was the only way the fire fighters had to stop a huge fire in the large rural region of Victoria, in Australia.
10. Coal mine accident in Pakistan
In 2011, in Quetta (Pakistan), 45 miners died in a coal mine collapse, most of them suffocated due to the methane gas.
11. Drilling rig accident
Back in July of 2013, an evacuated drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was destroyed by a huge fire.
12. Pike River mine explosion
Four explosions killed 43 men, in what is considered New Zealand’s worst mining disaster.
13. Natural gas explosion in Wayne
A massive natural gas explosion destroyed a neighbourhood in San Bruno, California, in 2010. The accident killed eight people, injured 66 others and ruined 38 homes.
14. Pickup truck smashed in Witbank
Fortunately, only a car got destroyed in the accident revealed by this picture, taken at the Anglo coal mine, in Witbank (South Africa).
15. Mining burning coal?
We bet the burning smell is almost impossible to endure.