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Company taken to task over M5 tunnel rollover

Authorities undertake heavy vehicle compliance operation after crash


NSW Police reports more than 20 defects have been issued after the Traffic Task Force inspected a number of trucks following a truck rollover outside the M5 in Sydney’s south west.

The operation followed truck rollover while turning into the entry of the M5 tunnel in Arncliffe just before 1am on Friday 19 July 2019.

On Wednesday July 24, officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Traffic Task Force and Roads and Maritime Services inspectors conducted a compliance audit of 21 trucks and trailers belonging to a waste removal company in Maraylya at the Wetherill Park Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station.

During the inspections, 20 minor defects and one major defect were issued for brake issues, oil leaks, transmission leaks, steering leaks, damaged windscreens, and seatbelts and tyre issues.

An infringement notice was also issued over a work diary breach.

Investigations into the crash are continuing, as the driver, a 39-year-old man, underwent mandatory testing.

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