BHP autonomous trucks collide following Pilbara downfall”


Two BHP autonomous trucks collided at the company’s Jimblebar mine in WA’s Pilbara region on Saturday night, the miner has confirmed.

File photo: The crash happened at BHP’s Jimblebar mine.Credit:Michele Mossop

BHP confirmed to 6PR’s Oliver Peterson the collision happened about 11pm on March 16.

A spokeswoman said no one was working in the direct area of the collision at the time, and no one was injured during the incident.

She said an investigation into the cause of the incident, which occurred following significant rainfall and deteriorating weather conditions, was under way.

BHP said Jimblebar was back in operations and there was no impact to production.

The Jimblebar mine truck fleet is BHP’s first fully autonomous mine.

In the past the company has said autonomous vehicles have resulted in reduced costs of about 20 per cent and improved safety by removing employees from dangerous situations.



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