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Breathing Apparatus can get Contaminated

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Information:

What

Compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA), when stored underground may become contaminated with pathogenic mould fungus. This can produce toxins that can contribute to lung disease and contain potential carcinogens. In a recent incident a component of CABA, which was stored underground in a coal mine was found to contain mould fungus.

Why

The introduction of the Coal Mines (Underground) Regulation 1999 required sufficient escape equipment to be provided to allow a safe way out from the mine through conditions of reduced visibility or possible irrespirable or irritant atmosphere. As a result, many mines introduced . . .

Recommendations

1. Examine all CABA and ancillary equipment including fill stations at mines to ensure they are free from fungal contamination. 2. Remove and isolate any affected apparatus from . . .



Organisation:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to New South Wales (NSW)

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Information:

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Coverage:

NSW - New South Wales

Author:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Publisher:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Published:

2 Apr 2004

Document Copyright:

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