An underground worker became trapped after a generator cut out on low water leaving a material hoist in a position that blocked access to a ladder. The worker was trapped underground from 3.30pm Thursday to 7am on Friday. Operators at a nearby mine found the worker on the
Recommendations to Industry:
Mine operators should review how often their emergency response procedures are tested and any shortcomings should be reviewed and changes implemented. Mine operators should review having a second escape route in the event of an emergency.