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Methane ignites at Cape Breton coal mine rock face, no injuries reported

A Cape Breton colliery has been issued another stop work order after a methane fire occurred as coal miners worked on the rock face Tuesday afternoon.

Harold Carroll, the provincial Labour Department’s executive director of occupational health and safety, confirms the ignition of the underground gas at the Donkin mine and says there were no injuries as a result of the flames.

READ MORE: Nova Scotia’s Donkin mine allowed limited production increase after roof collapse

He says inspectors have been s…

Read more at Global News

Methane ignites at Cape Breton coal mine rock face, no injuries reported

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