Regulator investigating Tritton haul truck fire

AN ORANGE glow on the right side of the truck was the first indication its operator had that things were going wrong as he was travelling down the decline at Aeris Resources’ Tritton copper mine near Nyngan in New South Wales.

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The burnt out truck in Tritton's main decline.

The subsequent fire ended up blocking the mine's main decline, contaminating the ventilation in the mine and burning through the communications line, cutting communications to those trapped below