'Gamer' generation needs to understand longwall hardware

UNDERGROUND coal mine operators who move to embrace remote mining techniques should ensure they retain people with adequate experience in dealing with longwall hardware to ensure continuity of production, according to Caterpillar automation sales lead James Yates.

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He told Longwall 2019 that mine sites should aim for a mix of the traditional worker and the newer remote operator, who can act like a "gamer", and avoid complacency in skills transfer.