Wongawilli mine: 'Catastrophic failure' could have exploded, regulator says

By Ben Langford
Updated December 14 2017 - 4:26pm, first published 4:00pm
Melted: Some of the damaged parts of the engine as pictured in the investigation report. Picture: NSW RESOURCES REGULATOR.
Melted: Some of the damaged parts of the engine as pictured in the investigation report. Picture: NSW RESOURCES REGULATOR.

A “catastrophic” diesel engine failure at the Wongawilli underground coal mine created a “significant risk of igniting an explosion”, the Resources Regulator has said after an investigation.

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