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Park brake failure - truck rolls away

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Information:

What

An unattended, partly loaded bulk explosives truck rolled 20 meters before the driver climbed aboard stopped it by applying the foot brake. The driver had applied the park brake before disembarking.

Why

The park brake lever did not lock into position when applied. When the driver closed the door as he left the cabin, the vibration jolted the lever into the release position.

Recommendations

Recommendations relate to checking the park brake when dismounting, audible alarms for when the park brake is not applied, designated parking areas and reviewing the safety features on the park brake.



Organisation:

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Queensland (QLD)

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Coverage:

QLD - Queensland

Author:

Queensland Government, Department of Mines & Energy

Publisher:

Queensland Government, Department of Mines & Energy

Published:

20 Sep 2006

Document Copyright:

Queensland Government, Department of Mines & Energy



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