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Coal Inspectorate | Bulletin | No.195 V 1 | 01 June 2021

Building failures during severe weather events

What happened?

Recently several coal mines experienced severe weather events characterised by very high wind gusts, hail and heavy rain. The storms approached sites rapidly with the time between triggering the Yellow TARP and the Red TARP at one mine being less than 75 minutes.

The weather events resulted in severe damage to facilities and building structures at the mines including:

How did it happen?

Key issues


Site Senior Executives should:

References and further information

Western Australia Resources Safety - Mines Safety Bulletin No. 140

Authorised by Peter Newman - Chief Inspector – Coal

Contact: Mick Scully, Inspector of Mines , 0459 878 917

Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland

Safety: This information is a guide only and is issued to promote safety through experience. It is not to be taken as a statement of law and must not be construed to waive or modify any legal obligation.

All information on this page (Building failures during severe weather events - is correct as of time of printing (24 Jun 2021 6:38 am).