Boilermaker struck by flying lug

A BOILERMAKER at a New South Wales underground mine has been lucky to avoid serious injury after being hit in the head by a flying lug.

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The broken lug.

The boilermaker had been conducting repairs to a jaw crusher and welded a lug to the upper centre portion of the fixed plate so it could be lifted out using an excavator and lifting attachments.

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