Dangerous Incident – Ventilation & Airline Damaged By Impact

Summary: A ventilation overcast and compressed air line were damaged when they were contacted by a shuttle car being towed by a LHD. The overcast was pulled down as a result of the contact.
The overcast was part of ventilation circuit to waste areas, and ventilation to working parts of the mine were not impacted.

Recommendations to industry: Before relocating large equipment in underground mines, a profile run should be undertaken to protect mine infrastructure from damage during the task.

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