ENVIRONMENT

Brake check for safety

THE NEW South Wales Resources Regulator has released a safety alert after the service brakes on a loaded Caterpillar 740 articulated ejector truck failed and it rolled backwards 49m down a ramp.

 The Caterpillar 740 articulated truck involved in the incident.

The Caterpillar 740 articulated truck involved in the incident.

The truck driver was hauling gravel from a crusher to a stockpile on July 13 and was travelling up the ramp when the truck ran out of fuel and stalled. As the machine started rolling backwards the driver...

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