Austar coal burst leads to 94% lower production

SALEABLE coal production at Yancoal’s Austar underground longwall operation in New South Wales was 40,000 tonnes in the June quarter, down 94% on the previous year as a result of ongoing regulatory action prohibiting longwall mining following dynamic coal bursts at the longwall face.

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Underground at Yancoal's Austar mine in NSW.

While no workers were injured in the latest incident on May 17, the coal burst reportedly caused major damage to the longwall shearer and an estimated 60t of coal was ejected from the longwall face.