Mine issued 13 prohibition notices for unsafe structures

Friday, 08 November, 2019

Mine issued 13 prohibition notices for unsafe structures

Thuddungra Mine has ceased processing operations after inspectors from the New South Wales (NSW) Resources Regulator found the mine’s conveyor, screening, cyclone and bin structures to be structurally unsound.

Inspectors issued 13 prohibition notices relating to the structures when a site visit on 30 October revealed the mine operator had failed to appropriately address structural integrity issues that had been previously identified by the mine. The inspection confirmed that minimal repairs had occurred and that the structures were “significantly compromised”, according to the regulator.

The inspectors considered the equipment constituted a serious risk to workers’ health and safety and issued the notices under section 195 of the NSW Work Health and Safety Act. The notices will remain in place until the mine has satisfactorily addressed the safety issues, the regulator said.

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