Highwall collapse prompts QMI warning

FAILURE of a large section of highwall at a Queensland coal mine has the Queensland Mines Inspectorate telling highwall operators to make sure they have effective ground control procedures in place.

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QMI said supervisors should ensure all controls for managing and monitoring ground and strata were implemented.

The section that failed encroached and impacted a loaded blast area on the bench above.

QMI said a 2019 highwall failure resulted in a fatality in a Queensland open cut mine.