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Austar adds safety measures following accident

AUSTAR coal mine has introduced a range of measures to prevent a recurrence of injuries that occurred when there was a dynamic ejection of coal on the longwall B2 face on August 19 this year.

Barry Avery
The aftermath of the coal burst incident at Austar in August.

The aftermath of the coal burst incident at Austar in August.

The incident resulted in two minor injuries to workers who were knocked to the ground and struck by small pieces of coal. The Yancoal-owned mine has since installed coal burst conveyor mats between the...

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