Unplanned explosives initiation at Qld mine

A BLAST hole went off unexpectedly last night at a Queensland open cut coal mine. Fortunately nobody was in the vicinity at the time of the blast but the incident has sparked concerns.

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Queensland chief inspector of explosives Noel Erichsen warned that geological review and sign off on all blast designs should be conducted.

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