Brake Issue Causes Epic Crash in Aussie Wilderness

A two-kilometer train barreled out of control for 50 minutes in remote Australia due to a brake malfunction and driver error. A disconnected braking system control cable started the chain of events that led to the epic crash.

The driver had exited the train when it began moving without him. The company later derailed it remotely.

The train carried iron ore. The delay of the ore and the track shutdown has already caused problems in Australian manufacturing. More than 100 workers are onsite in a clean-up expected to take two weeks.

The accident occurred earlier in November, but the brake issue was announced on Friday.


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