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Fatal attraction

AN UNDERGROUND coal mine worker has reported seeing a spark generated when a drill steel came in contact with a rare earth magnet at a Queensland coal mine.

A spark was generated when a steel drill hit a rare earth magnet.

A spark was generated when a steel drill hit a rare earth magnet.

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate said ferrite core magnets and rare earth magnets were used extensively and the industry should be alert to their potential hazards. "These magnets are commonly found...

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