Workers flee Cobar fire

NINETEEN workers were forced to take shelter in emergency refuge chambers after a fire broke out on an agitator truck at an underground metal mine in Cobar, New South Wales on April 13.

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The Regulator's image of the incident

According to the NSW Resources Regulator, the fire took hold of the dump truck when a punctured fuel tank caused fuel to spill as the truck was being driven down a decline.