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6 August 2019
The NSW mining industry has an enviable safety record. However, a significant number of extremely dangerous, potentially fatal incidents have raised serious concern.

In the video above we hear from Garvin Burns (Chief Inspector, Resources Regulator), Tony Watson (CFMMEU Industry Safety and Health Representative) and John Turner (Centennial Coal Mine Manager, Myuna Colliery), as they speak about the importance of staying safe at work.

This video was aired today at the NSW Mining Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Conference

Flight bar ejects hitting worker 

A flight bar hit a worker on the shoulder when he was installing a conveyor chain on a continuous miner at an underground coal mine in the Hunter Valley on 23 June.

The conveyor chain jammed when it was being pulled through the bottom race and around the foot shaft sprocket at the front of the continuous miner. One side of the flight bar failed and was ejected from the tensioned sling towards the worker who was standing near the rib bolter controls on the right hand side of the continuous miner.
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Mt Arthur Coal Mine to fund $1 million of improvements after safety incident

We have accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from Mt Arthur Coal Pty Limited valued at $1,090,750 following our investigation into a serious safety incident at the Mt Arthur Coal Mine near Muswellbrook in August 2017.
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Young Mining operations suspended at Thuddungra

We have suspended operations at Young Mining Company’s Thuddungra operations due to its failure to pay its rehabilitation security deposit.

The suspension will take effect from Thursday 8 August 2019 and remain in place until the full security deposit is paid.

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Safety training for opal mine holders and operators

Next week we are holding safety training for opal mine holders and operators in Lightning Ridge. The course will be held over two days on 12 and 13 August. Register now.

The course satisfies the requirements under the work health and safety legislation in order for a person to apply for an opal mineral claim or be an opal mine operator.

Click here to register
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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