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Operator suffers serious leg injury in AFC incident

A MINE operator had his leg pinned to an armoured face conveyor at a New South Wales longwall mine.

The pusher leg feed control knob became caught on the rubber woven explosion mat that was laid over the AFC.

The pusher leg feed control knob became caught on the rubber woven explosion mat that was laid over the AFC.

A work crew was using a panther drill with an air leg to drill shot holes in a longwall dyke. When drilling a hole just above ground level, the air leg was braced against the vertical face of the shearer...

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