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Operator's arm stuck in rib fall

IT TOOK a team of mine workers to free a continuous miner operator whose forearm was jammed in a dangerous incident in a New South Wales underground coal mine.

 The operator had his arm trapped between the rib protection and a rib bolter.

The operator had his arm trapped between the rib protection and a rib bolter.

The operator had his arm trapped between the rib protection and a rib bolter.   A piece of rib 0.5m wide by 2.8m high slumped down under the bolting platform.  Mine Safety NSW said the platform then...

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