Dangerous gas levels at NSW mine

MINE operators should review how the potential hazards associated with shotfiring as a means of remote mining are assessed and controlled, Mine Safety NSW has warned, after dangerous levels of gas were detected at a NSW underground mine.

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Safety around gas requires regular monitoring.

During the process of trimming and supporting after a shot, the roof came in releasing gas.
Workers detected carbon dioxide and the gas monitor on the miner reached alarming levels of 1.25% methane.