ENVIRONMENT

Power outages endanger underground ventilation

THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate is concerned about the way miners are just accepting the increasing number of power outages in underground coal mines that have compromised the operation of mine ventilation systems.

There is an acceptance to reset power trips and auxiliary fans multiple times over several days and weeks.

There is an acceptance to reset power trips and auxiliary fans multiple times over several days and weeks.

In August, there were 42 high potential incidents reported to a QMI inspector that involved the unplanned withdrawal from a part of the underground mine that did not result in a gas exceedance. Thirty-eight...

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