Head On Collision Seriously Injures Two Mine Workers in Pilbara

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A vehicular incident reportedly took place 200 kilometres south of Port Hedland injuring two mining workers Thursday afternoon.

According to reports, a Toyota Hilux contractor truck hits an Isuzu GMF rail maintenance truck on the Mulga Downs at around 2:45 in the afternoon. The head on collision injured the two drivers with one in serious but stable condition. The impact of the collision was said to be severe as the Isuzu truck skidded off the road before it went down to an eight metre embankment.

FMG emergency services and several personnel from BHP and Roy Hill were dispatched to the scene and helped the victims. The 46-year-old Toyota Hilux  driver sustained serious injuries and was immediately brought to the Roy Hill Camp 4 for treatment. He was then taken to Hedland Health Campus. He was eventually flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service the next day.

The driver of the other vehicle also suffered from serious injuries including a fractured leg. The 37-year-old driver was brought to the hospital in Port Hedland.

The South headland Police authorities are investigating the incident and the management of FMG are cooperating in the investigation.

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