Dangerous Incident: Hot Coal Located

Summary: During dayshift, workers on the drift conveyor noticed a smell coming from outbye. They investigated and found the source to be hot coal under a roller. When raked out, there was evidence of glowing embers. They did not report this until the end of shift.

Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review how inspections of conveyors are completed to ensure all parts of the conveyor are compliant. Mine operators should ensure workers notify supervisors of potential hazards in a timely manner.

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