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Ground control | Failure of high walls, low walls and dumps

Ground control failure advice

The New South Wales Resources Regulator has released a document detailing a range of geotechnical failures in high walls, low walls and dumps.

The regulator said in its document (see link below) that a range incidents have been reported recently where people and equipment have been exposed to significant health and safety risks as a result of high walls, low walls and dumps failing.

The Regulator has advised mine owners that a range of control measures should be undertaken.

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One of these measure includes that the controls include the thorough inspections are completed on all high walls, low-walls and dumps by open cut examiners and supervisors, prior to starting, and during mining operations, with the results of inspections recorded and communicated at pre-start meetings.

You can read the document here

A miner was fatally injured after a wall collapsed at a Queensland mine last year

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AMSJ April 2022