Fires and dust contamination rising at NSW coal mines

NOTIFICATIONS increased for the principal hazards of fire or explosion and for air quality or dust or other airborne contaminants in New South Wales between April and June.

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There were 58 fires and explosions compared to 47 previously.

The NSW Resources Regulator quarterly safety report found there were 58 fires and explosions compared to 47 previously and 43 dust contamination incidents compared to 28 previously.