Oct 28, 2019

Cook Colliery back on track after roof fall

Cook Colliery back on track after roof fall

Bounty Mining says its Cook Colliery operations, south of Blackwater, are back on schedule after a roof fall interrupted production.

The company said a continuous miner damaged in the October 17 incident had been repaired and resumed mining on the night shift on Friday (October 25).

Cook Colliery was now operating as scheduled with two continuous miners cutting underground while a third was undergoing conversion for place change mining, due to commence in November, Bounty reported.

“We greatly appreciate the skill and care with which the work to evaluate and repair the damage has been carried out,” chief executive officer Jim Griffin said.

“Our focus remains on safe operations and the planned introduction of place change mining next month.”