Hose failure at NSW longwall mine

ROUTINE hose maintenance inspections in longwall mines should include a condition assessment of hoses with particular focus on wear, impact and squashing between the equipment, New South Wales Mine Safety has warned after a high potential incident at an underground mine.

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A fitter was undertaking maintenance activity in the mine. During maintenance, he noticed there was foaming fluid releasing from roof support “RS0047”.

The dump valve was activated.

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