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A LIGHT vehicle travelling down the decline of a New South Wales metals mine got into difficulty when its brakes failed. The driver managed to steer the vehicle into the decline wall to bring it to a halt. The driver was not injured.

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The light vehicle at rest against the decline wall.

The NSW Resources Regulator has reminded miners to ensure defect reporting and pre-start inspections are being used effectively to keep operating vehicles safe.