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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Test Your Brakes After Repair

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Mine Type: All Surface
Category: Haulage


Tips Drawing Before you put a vehicle back in service after repairs or maintenance, test the brakes. A fatality occurred shortly after a haul truck was repaired for a reported brake problem. The worn brake linings were replaced and the truck was placed back in service. The truck was later involved in a fatal accident due primarily to brake failure. The investigation found that the brake actuators were worn out.

Reissued: 04/30/2002
Tag # AP2002-M031


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