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Near miss of tragedy after ballast placed in wrong borehole

A COAL mine worker narrowly missed being crushed under ballast at a Queensland underground coal mine.

The lock on the borehole access was not properly closed.

The lock on the borehole access was not properly closed.

Boreholes are used at the mine to deliver materials to underground work areas. Normally borehole lids are locked with individually keyed locks. The Queensland Mines Inspectorate said a coal mine...

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