Personnel evacuation prevents highwall slip disaster

A SLIP in a 60 metre highwall at a New South Wales open cut coal mine resulted in about 2500 cubic metres of material falling to the ground.

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Highwall slippage at NSW open cut coal mine.

The slip was noticed early enough to remove all workers from the area before the material fell to the ground, according to the New South Wales Resources Regulator.

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