ENVIRONMENT

Worker gets hand stuck in roller

THE New South Wales Resources Regulator has urged mine operators to review the adequacy of their guarding and isolation arrangements around operating plant and machinery following a dangerous incident at one of the state’s sand mines.

 Image of the incident supplied by Resources Regulator

Image of the incident supplied by Resources Regulator

A worker was using a small scraper to clean excessive build-up on the tail roller of an operating conveyor when his hand was pulled into the roller by the conveyor belt. Despite the risks, the regulator...

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