A 60 tonne underground mine dump truck caught fire, blocking a main decline and contaminating the ventilation in the mine. This resulted in an emergency evacuation and mines rescue response.

All mine workers underground reported to places of safety or refuge chambers, before they were subsequently brought to the surface. The fire was eventually extinguished by members of the mines rescue team. There were no injuries.


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 02:57:40pm