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Concussion after grader ladder falls on worker's head

A WORKER at a New South Wales open cut coal mine was hit on the back of the head by the access ladder of a grader that was being repaired, cracking his hard hat and knocking him to the ground.

The access ladder cycled down in an anticlockwise direction hitting him on the back of the head.

The access ladder cycled down in an anticlockwise direction hitting him on the back of the head.

He suffered a concussion and whiplash. The ladder was stuck in the raised position due to insufficient oil in the control box. While the worker was waiting to top up the oil, the access ladder cycled...

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