Another miner injured at gassy coal mine

Another miner has been exposed to high levels of gas at the Collinsville coal mine.

The man was taken to hospital after the incident yesterday, and was released that night, according to the ABC.

This is just the latest worker to have been injured after being exposed to high levels of dangerous gases at the coal mine.

Earlier this month fourteen miners were exposed to high levels of hazardous gases earlier this month during a single incident.

Prior to this, another four miners at the Collinsville mine were exposed to similar hazardous gases.

The mine’s operator, Thiess, ceased all work at the Xstrata coal mine but resumed operations in sections unaffected by gas.

It was already under investigation by the DEEDI in regards to the previous gas levels.

Thiess executive general manager Michael Wright stated that the miner is working towards monitoring and mitigating gases on site.

"The safety of our people is our number one focus. We are working with the mines inspector and leading independent experts to get to the bottom of this issue," Wright said.

"We will continue to communicate monitoring results and findings of specialists and technical experts, including timeframes for the implementation of recommendations to our employees."


Image: ABC.


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