Trailer detaches from LHD in dangerous underground incident

A LOAD haul dump machine coupled to a pipe trailer was being used to install pipes in a New South Wales underground coal mine when an unplanned movement of the trailer occurred.

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The trailer detached from the LHD and began to roll down the drift.

The trailer moved about 3 metres then broke the QDS hoses, causing failsafe brakes to engage, which stopped the trailer.