Mt Arthur To Fund $1M In Safety After Serious Breach

This follows an investigation by the regulator into the serious safety incident at the BHP-owned mine in August 2017.

Chief investigator Steve Orr said the investigation found a worker suffered serious burns to his face, neck, torso and arms as the result of a diesel fire that started while he was refuelling a tyre handler at the mine's heavy vehicle refuelling facility.

"This is the highest value mining work health and safety undertaking accepted in NSW to date," he said.

"It will deliver significant engineering improvements at the mine, industry training and vital monetary support for the region's Rural Fire Service.