Near miss of tragedy after ballast placed in wrong borehole

A COAL mine worker narrowly missed being crushed under ballast at a Queensland underground coal mine.

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Near miss of tragedy after ballast placed in wrong borehole  Near miss of tragedy after ballast placed in wrong borehole  Near miss of tragedy after ballast placed in wrong borehole  Near miss of tragedy after ballast placed in wrong borehole  Near miss of tragedy after ballast placed in wrong borehole

The lock on the borehole access was not properly closed.

Boreholes are used at the mine to deliver materials to underground work areas.

Normally borehole lids are locked with individually keyed locks.