Tail pulley ejected from trunk conveyor after seizure

A TAIL pulley of a mains trunk conveyor catastrophically failed at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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The bearing seized, resulting in heat and the pulley being partially ejected 2-3m from the confines of the conveyor boot end.

The incident was seen on the CCTV monitoring the conveyor transfer.