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‘I was on fire’: Miner describes being engulfed in blue flame




Shearer driver Wayne Sellars is the first of five miners burned in the May 6, 2020, explosion to publicly talk about the blast and its aftermath, in harrowing testimony to the Queensland coal mining board of inquiry.Mr Sellars said he and his colleagues repeatedly warned Anglo American management at the central Queensland site about safety issues, including methane bubbling up through the floor and an unstable roof that kept caving in.He said the workers’ requests for extra safety measures…

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