Wongawilli ramp-up stymied by rib fall

WOLLONGONG Coal had started its ramp-up of mining operations at its Wongawilli colliery in New South Wales, starting secondary extraction operations in N1 panel at the end of March before it was told by the Resources Regulator to stop mining at the N3 panel.

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The prohibition order has stalled Wongawilli's plans to ramp up production.

The N3 Panel was established and continuing its secondary extraction operations before an incident on April 21 in which a piece of coal fell from the upper section of the rib, injuring a mine worker