12th September 2017

The Resources Regulator has issued a prohibition notice to Tahmoor Coal Mine, preventing all workers from entering the site’s underground workings - with the exception of those undertaking safety-related activities.

The notice follows an incident on 9 September, 2017 where methane gas levels reached 4.04 per cent, and the withdrawal of workers was delayed with real time gas monitoring not operational at the time.

The prohibition notice will remain in place until a detailed investigation into the cause and circumstances of the incident has been completed, and the Resources Regulator is satisfied that appropriate risk controls have been put into place to ensure workers at the mine are not exposed to risk.