QMI urges vigilance against non-intrinsically safe equipment

THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate has warned senior site executives to audit the maintenance programs in place necessary for the safe use of equipment after equipment that was not intrinsically safe was found on a coal mine worker at a Queensland longwall mine.

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The inspectorate said the battery pack was not in its certified casing.

The coal mine worker was housekeeping in an underground development panel.

An "AA battery pack" used to power equipment tracking tags was found.