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Rockbolting has been cleared of blame for the Bilsthorpe colliery disaster last August, which killed three miners.The Health and Safety Executive's report concluded that the roof fall at the Nottinghamshire colliery was caused by driving the new working too near a disused pit tunnel.HSE deputy director general David Eves said: 'The report and other material we are publishing finds that the use of rockbolts was not a factor among the causes of this accident; it may even have been helpful in assisting some of the men to escape.'Rockbolts are widely used in construction and are the key feature of the New Austrian Tunnelling Method being used increasingly on major projects throughout the UK. CONSTRUCTION NEWS