Mine Safety News Investigation Information Release
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21 May 2021

Person at risk from flyrock at quarry

Incident date: 8 April 2021
Event: Dangerous blasting incident at a hard rock quarry
Location: Cootamundra Quarry, Cootamundra NSW
A person was inside the exclusion zone when a blast was initiated at the Cootamundra Quarry. The person did not suffer any physical injury but experienced trauma as a result of being exposed to the blast and flyrock.

We have issued an Investigation Information Release into the incident today and have begun an investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the incident. The quarry operator is participating in the investigation.

We have issued this information to draw attention to the occurrence of a dangerous incident in the mining industry. Further information may be published as it becomes available.
Click here to view the investigation information release
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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