A coal burst was reported on a longwall face. No injuries were reported, however a worker was reported to be in the vicinity of where the event occurred. About 20 kg of coal product was ejected into the walkway. A section 195 notice was placed on the mine prohibiting longwall operations.
Recommendations to industry:
Mine operators should review how hazards on site are assessed as being a principal hazard. A principal hazard management plan should follow the hierarchy of controls and follow the legislative requirements.