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Community Update on the Magheracloone Subsidence Incident – 09.04.2020

Posted on 09.04.2020 - updated on: 16.04.2024

Gyproc are maintaining the survey programs in place that monitor the lands and roads in area’s that relate to their mine workings. The monitoring program is important to ensure ongoing safety and we hope it provides reassurance to the community that our focus on the mine workings has not been diluted even during this unprecedented crisis of COVID-19.


Much of the routine monitoring takes place on a monthly schedule and the next round of surveying starts on April 13th.


Over the next four weeks, in line with the program agreed with the authorities in late 2019, we will also prepare the area for the installation of extensometers in the mine workings under the R179. This work will involve a small number of personnel, and will be carried out in strict accordance with the HSE guidelines regarding COVID-19.


The installation of the extensometers, which is expected to be completed in May, will see a monitoring system in place for the R179 to the same standard as has already been installed for the LP4900.  All the relevant authorities have been informed.


Gyproc remain committed to the completion of the reparation works at the site of the September 2018 subsidence event and continue to review how to complete the works in a timely and safe manner.


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