Tow warning after brake fail

THE Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has warned miners to check the brakes when using low loader type towed trailers or excavator towing systems to move heavy equipment on mine roads after a potentially serious incident in Western Australia.

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Model-sized example of a low loader trailer

In the incident a rigid haul truck crashed into a 400-tonne excavator while it was being towed.

Brake failure is being blamed.