29th August 2017

The Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has confirmed it is responding to a report of an incident at an underground coal mine near Mudgee.

Mine Safety Inspectors and Investigators from the Resources Regulator are on their way to the scene.

The Resources Regulator will publish an Investigation Information Release within the next 14 days to provide information on the potential cause and circumstances of the incident and assist the mining industry to reduce the likelihood of a similar event occurring.

It is understood no persons have been seriously injured. As the investigation is underway no further information is available at this time.