Pile of materials stops vehicle after brake fade

A SERVICE truck had been travelling down a ramp at a Queensland open cut coal mine when its brakes faded leading to a dangerous incident.

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The service truck operator had gone to apply the brakes to further slow the vehicle down.

At the beginning of the ramp the service truck has been placed in second gear to control the speed while travelling down the ramp.