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Angola fuel truck



Saurimo, Angola: whilst transferring diesel from a road tanker trailer into a Samil fuel truck, the fuel was transferred in a manner so that the tanker counter balanced to the front of the truck causing the trailer to tip onto the jack legs. There was ~10,000 litres onboard at the time and very lucky to not lose the whole load in the event that the jack legs collapsed.

Key learning's:

Although this was a relatively simple task, the risk of the trailer counter balancing was overlooked. The organisation never learnt from past mistakes identical to this situation to ensure that these situations were never repeated.

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