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6 July 2018
Safety Alert:

Underground mine fire initiates emergency response

A 60 tonne underground mine dump truck caught fire, blocking a main decline and contaminating the ventilation in the mine. This resulted in an emergency evacuation and mines rescue response. The incident occurred at a NSW underground metalliferous mine on 23 June 2018.

All mine workers underground reported to places of safety or refuge chambers, before they were subsequently brought to the surface. The fire was eventually extinguished by members of the mines rescue team. There were no injuries.

To read about the investigation and recommendations by the regulator, go to our website or download the full report below.
The dump truck after the fire. Photo by the Resources Regulator.
Dowload the full safety alert here [259KB PDF]
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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