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Chilean mine roof fall video

roof fall at chilean mine

Video has emerged of miners fleeing from a roof fall / working face in a Chilean mine. The incident reportedly occurred on the 24th November around 18:48 at the Chilean underground metalliferous mine.

Workers were reportedly preparing to scale a wall when the roof of the mine and the wall collapsed. Sources say that no miners were killed although the mining company has yet to make comment on the incident.

The video highlight the risks of unsupported ground and inherent dangers of roof falls at mines.

Read more on roof fall events or related ground control events on Australasian Mine Safety Journal.

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