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This conference paper was originally published as Baker, P, Southern Districts Emergency Escape System, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 2003: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2003, 230-233.


A new emergency escape system has been implemented into the coal industry in the Southern Districts of New South Wales. It has eventuated from a long process of trials and risk assessments and has involved every facet of the mining industry. A team of over 20 people had direct input into the development of this system, as well as the countless others who have helped refine initial ideas and avail themselves of a series of tests and trials. This paper The culmination of their combined efforts is presented.

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