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NSW Resources Regulator probing unexpected misfire incident

Jun 9th 2022

NSW Resources Regulator probing unexpected misfire incident

The NSW Resources Regulator is conducting a casual investigation into a misfire incident at a gold mine last month.

The Resources Regulator said the incident occurred due to an “unexpected initiation of electronic explosive detonators.”

The incident happened on 18 May 2022, when two locations were loaded for firing with electronic detonators. The detonators were placed at a development face and a stope at the mine site.

The system was designed to fire simultaneously, but due to a communication issue between the detonators, the system would not initiate.

The Resources Regulator said no injuries were reported.

Read more on the NSW Resources Regulator’s website.

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