Airly Mine Makes the News

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Airly Mine Makes the News 

Airly mine hosted Samara and Tom from WIN News, a regional TV outlet, for a day in February. WIN News wanted to produce a feature for the evening news that provided an insight into a coal mine, how it operates and the important role Airly plays in the community.

The day started with a presentation about Centennial Coal and Airly mine and was followed by a safety induction in preparation for visiting underground.  Samara and Tom were ‘kitted’ out with all the appropriate personal, protective equipment and transported underground where they saw coal being cut by a continuous miner and also roof bolting (used to secure the roof underground).

On the surface they saw where the coal comes out from underground onto a conveyer and travel to the coal stockpile. It was then explained how the coal via a reclaim tunnel travelled on another conveyer to the loading bin where the coal is then  loaded onto a train before being railed off to port.