Excavator catches fire

AN EXCAVATOR at a New South Wales open cut coal mine was operating during production when a fire in its engine bay occurred.

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Further cooling via water cart was required to fully extinguish the fire.

The on-board fire suppression system was activated allowing the worker to safely egress the machine without injury.

Further cooling via water cart was required to fully extinguish the fire.