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Mine worker suffers serious injuries after being struck by crossbar

Nov 29th 2022

Mine worker suffers serious injuries after being struck by crossbar

The NSW Resources Regulator has launched an investigation after a worker was seriously injured while moving a piece of machinery at a northern NSW mine.

The Regulator said the worker suffered a serious ear injury after being struck by a crossbar he was using to push a securing pin on a bulldozer counterweight early this month.

“At the time, the counterweight was held by a vertical two-leg chain assembly slung from a Franna crane,” the Resources Regulator said in an information release.

“No other support device was used to prevent movement of the counterweight during the task.”

Read the full investigation information release on the Resources Regulator’s website.

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