NSW fire fight

A JUMBO drill rig operator working underground in a New South Wales mine was forced to use a handheld fire extinguisher to put out a fire in the machine’s engine bay, according to the NSW Resources Regulator.

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The jumbo drill rig's engine bay

The regulator has urged mine maintenance personnel to be vigilant when carrying out machine maintenance after finding the fire was sparked by a rag draped around a hose in the engine bay left over