Posted by Newmont Waihi Gold on 17/07/2012
At approximately 5.00am this morning a truck engine fire was reported from Newmont Waihi Goldâ€™s Trio underground mine.
As per procedure all underground personnel went to refuge chambers and reported by phone to the surface.
All personnel have been accounted for.
As a result of the fire there is currently some smoke coming out of the mineâ€™s vent shaft on Union Hill.
The Trio mine is a hardrock gold mine and there is no risk of a mine explosion.
All operations at the mine have been halted.
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