NSW Government, Australia, Safety Bulletin from April 2018. The Resources Regulator has noted an increase in the reporting of fires on surface drill rigs in the past few months. Fire and explosion events may disrupt mining operations and put mine workers at risk. While a fuel source for a fire risk may extend from the use of oil and grease on surface drill rigs, operators should also consider other fuel sources, including but not limited to naturally occurring gases and coal dust.
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