Doray mops up after Deflector fire

MINING has resumed at Doray Minerals’ Deflector copper-gold mine in Western Australia’s Mid West after the bogger fire at the mine on Wednesday morning that forced the evacuation of 11 workers and temporarily stopped production.

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The Deflector gold-copper mine in WA

Those workers were forced to seek shelter in the nearest emergency refuge chamber before the site emergency response team could come down to rescue them and escort them from the mine.

Doray managing director Leigh Junk said a standard re-entry was undertaken at the mine yesterday to assess the area affected by the fire and to ensure no further hazards existed.

The re-entry confirmed there were no impediments to a safe resumption of mining activities.

Junk said the first priority was always worker safety, and the decision to resume mining has only been taken because the workplace has been confirmed safe.

"As unwelcome as Wednesday's incident was, the safe and orderly resolution demonstrates the high quality of Deflector's emergency response capabilities...