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Overheated tyres require miners to use self-rescuers

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Information:

While operating a RAM car (rubber-tyred mobile plant) in an underground coal mine, the driver heard a bang and noticed a distinctive smell and white smoke-like substance coming from the rear of the machine. A brown smoke-like substance followed.

Miners at the face of the same heading smelt the substance in the ventilation current, put on their self-rescuers and walked out of the heading. A few miners became nauseous and complained of headaches. Some miners were sent to hospital.



Organisation:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to New South Wales (NSW)

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Information:

PDF Document
Coverage:

New South Wales

Author:

DPI

Publisher:

NSW Government

Published:

16 Jul 2008



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