Dredger detonated…

Controlled blast fells mining monster.

The first of the dredger demolition works has been carried out at the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

The main outcome, a safe and successful fell, was achieved with Dredger 11 on the ground. All of the blast cutting charges were fully expended with no misfires. A thermal imaging sweep conducted by drone after the controlled collapse showed no issues with hot spots. The immediate geotechnical surveys also showed no issues and batter stability throughout the mine was not compromised.

Post-blast monitoring will continue for a further 24 hours to ensure the overall area has not been impacted for batter stability.