Rib protection falls and strikes operator

THE RIB protection at a New South Wales underground coal mine became jammed on a rib bolt causing it to deflect and strike an operator in the head as he was reversing a continuous miner.

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Before the incident, the continuous miner was driven off-centre for approximately 50m, including "over-correction".

No corrective action had been taken, according to the NSW Resources Regulator.