ENVIRONMENT

No big bang after saw discovered

A POTENTIAL underground explosion was averted after a coal mine deputy found a worker using a battery-powered reciprocating saw in a hazardous zone in a New South Wales longwall mine.

The deputy immediately removed the saw and battery from the hazardous zone.

The deputy immediately removed the saw and battery from the hazardous zone.

The deputy immediately removed the saw and battery from the hazardous zone. The NSW Resources Regulator said mine operators had to have systems in place to manage portable electrical apparatus used...

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