Causal investigation into elevated gas levels at Metropolitan Coal Mine
The NSW Resources Regulator will lead a causal investigation into an incident at Metropolitan Coal Mine, where workers were withdrawn from underground parts of the mine after carbon dioxide and methane levels increased unexpectedly and at a significant rate.
A preliminary assessment did not identify any material breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and we have no intention of conducting any further investigation into non-compliance issues.
The focus of ongoing inquiries is to identify the issues associated with the event in accordance with our Causal Investigation Policy.
We will publish an Investigation Information Release on the incident within the next 14 days on our website.