Otraco to pay at least $458K after tyre handler burnt

MOUNT Arthur coal mine contractor Otraco will pay at least $458,219 as part of an enforceable undertaking after one of its workers at the mine received burns to his head and upper body.

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Otraco to pay at least $458K after tyre handler burnt Otraco to pay at least $458K after tyre handler burnt Otraco to pay at least $458K after tyre handler burnt Otraco to pay at least $458K after tyre handler burnt Otraco to pay at least $458K after tyre handler burnt

The tyre handler involved at the incident at the Mt Arthur mine in NSW.

A fire started while he was refuelling a diesel-powered tyre handler vehicle during the incident, which occurred on August 10 2017.

Due to a series of failings, diesel fuel leaked and caught fire.