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Coal burst during remote production

A SMALL coal burst has occurred on a longwall during remote production at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

At the time of the burst, the shearer was cutting the roof into the tailgate.

At the time of the burst, the shearer was cutting the roof into the tailgate.

The face was being operated at the distribution circuit board in the main gate. At the time of the burst, the shearer was cutting the roof into the tailgate and the burst threw a small amount of coal...

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