Lessons Learned From The East Malartic Fire

A BRIEF account of the East Malartic fire is essential if this paper is to serve the purpose implied by its title. The fire originated in the timbers of No. 4 shaft at the 10th, or 1,570-foot, level; this was the top or collar of the underground sinking operations. At the time, sinking was in progress and the shaft bottom was 242 feet below the 12th station horizon, or 618 feet below the l0th level. Above the l0th level, the shaft was not in use as the surface plant was not yet completed.
Keywords: carbon monoxide, fire hose, N oranda Mines, shaft, sprinkler, Fires, Mine, Mines, Operation, Pipe, Shafts, Underground, Water, Waters
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