Mineweb reported that following a fire at Newmont Waihi Gold’s miners are safe following an engine fire at the Trio underground mine.
As quoted in the market news:
All underground personnel went to three refuge chambers, as is procedure, and reported by phone to the surface. Each refuge chamber has capacity for 20 men and is equipped with water, oxygen and toilets.
Glen Grindlay, Newmont Waihi Gold’s general manager stated:
We constantly practice these scenarios, we have the equipment and we have skilled and trained mines rescue teams. Our mine follows both New Zealand and Australian mining regulations and standards.