Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An Answer for Travis

Travis, it seems that the explosion was caused by a cloud of coal dust that the inspectors decided was blown along the seams by the ventilation fans. It was usual to damp down the dust every night and its not sure if this was some that had been missed or whether it had simply dried out in the hot air under ground. The most likely cause of ignition was a spark from an electric connection.

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