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Operator cut after bolter belting

AN OPERATOR received lacerations to his face after being knocked down by a bolter at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

Prior to this incident, other rope threaded drill steels had broken during use.

Prior to this incident, other rope threaded drill steels had broken during use.

In preparation for the installation of an underground crusher, the operator was drilling a hole for a roof bolt when the drill steel snapped causing the hand-held bolter to drop. The bolter hit the...

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