Silo worker shaken

THE New South Wales Resources Regulator has urged mine operators to check the dust extraction hose system in their silo tanks after a worker was nearly hit by a piece of bridge clamp that snapped off while the cement silo was being filled.

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The Regulator's image of the incident

During filling pressure built up, causing the silo to start expanding and become deformed.

That caused the clamp to snap and fall to the ground in two 1.6kg and 1.