Mine Safety News Safety Bulletin
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4 February 2020

Failure of highwalls, low walls and dumps

This safety bulletin provides safety advice for the NSW mining industry.


Several incidents have been reported recently where people and equipment have been exposed to significant health and safety risks as a result of highwalls, low walls and dumps failing.


These types of failures can occur at any time in open cut mines and quarries.
Incidents reported to the NSW Resources Regulator show the frequency of this type of incident increases significantly during and post wet weather events.
Recent highwall failure January 2020
Read the full safety bulletin here
Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609
Regional NSW, Resources Regulator
516 High St
Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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