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Bushfire smoke effects in underground mines

Bushfire smoke in underground mines

With the range of bushfires burning across Australia at the moment, miners are advised to consider the potential effects of smoke in underground mine ventilation given its ability to mask a range of...

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Underground fire at Canadian Gold mine

An underground fire during a shift change at a Canadian gold mine was extinguished without injuries the mine owners have said. The mine’s owner Goldcorp said that at approximately 6:00 pm on...

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CFMEU welcomes Peabody findings but…

Like the Peabody planned staged re-entry to the North Goonyella coal mine, so too has been the staged releases to media surrounding the circumstances of the coal mine fire. On the surface, it looks...

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Peabody update on North Goonyella

Peabody have provided an update overnight on the previously reported North Goonyella mine fire and have advised that the Queensland Mines Rescue GAG is now being returned offsite. Peabody says that...

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...