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Fighting fires

MOBILE plant fires at Australia’s surface mines are a growing issue with regulators keen to limit the damage to property and personnel.

Lou Caruana
Surface and underground metal miners can learn from coal when it comes to controlling vehicle fires.

Surface and underground metal miners can learn from coal when it comes to controlling vehicle fires.

There were 203 fire events were reported between September 2014 and May 2017 in NSW mines at an average of 6.2 events each month. In the past 12 months of data between May 2016 and May 2017 a total of...

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