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MSB No. 055 Potential hazards associated with mine fill

POTENTIAL HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH MINE FILL

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Information:

On Monday, 26 June 2000, at about 5.00pm at an underground gold mine in the northern Goldfields of Western Australia, a fill barricade at the base of a stope located towards the bottom of the mine ruptured and allowed a quantity of fill (estimated at around 18 000 m3) to enter the lower levels of the mine and the decline. The barricade was constructed of specially designed concrete block material to allow free drainage and the fill itself consisted of deslimed mill tailing, again designed to be free draining. A monitoring system was in place to check the barricade and the last positive check was made about an hour before the incident with nothing untoward reported.



Organisation:

Department of Minerals and Energy Western Australia

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Information:

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Coverage:

Western Australia

Author:

DME-WA

Publisher:

Government of Western Australia

Published:

29 Jun 2000



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