Conveyor friction causes underground fire

EXCESSIVE conveyor chain tension in a New South Wales longwall mine is believed to have led to a fire underground.

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A longwall had cut one shear on the afternoon shift before stopping production for about 1.5 hours while a roller was replaced on an outbye conveyor.

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