Summary: A light vehicle made contact with an integrated tool carrier and the wall of a mine. As the vehicle approached the accident scene, the driver applied the brake but the vehicle did not respond. On applying more force to the brake, the motor speed increased. Consequently, the vehicles collided. No-one was injured.
Recommendations to industry:

  • Vehicle operator controls such as clutch, brake and throttle pedals should be inspected and maintained to operate effectively.
  • Drivers should report defective controls through pre-use inspections.

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