UNDERGROUND TRUCK ENGINE FIRE – ALL PERSONNEL ACCOUNTED FOR

Posted by Newmont Waihi Gold on 17/07/2012

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At approximately 5.00am this morning a truck engine fire was reported from Newmont Waihi Gold’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 mine’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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