NSW miner felled by rock hit

AN UNDERGROUND mine worker in New South Wales suffered a serious head injury after he was hit in the back of the head by a 20kg rock while helping a jumbo operator bolt a pillar incline.

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The rock in question

The man was working alongside the jumbo at an unnamed underground metal mine in NSW and had climbed to the roof of the tunnel to remove loose material before starting to install some retaining caps in