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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 Resources Regulator website .




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