Cleaning mobile plant a major cause of dust in coal mines

THE PRACTICE of using compressed air for the purpose of cleaning mobile plant cabins was actively conducted in instances of high dust exceedance at Queensland coal mines, the recent Mining Industry Safety Reset found.

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Cleaning of dust from mobile equipment using compressed air was a major cause of dust exceedences.

A review of all dust exceedances reported on surface coal mines during the past 18 months from January 1 2018 identified that 15 out of 79 or nearly 19% related to the use of compressed air.