A longwall operator was operating the tailgate anti-topple cylinder to straighten the tailgate supports when he was hit in the upper thigh by a jet of hydraulic oil as he opened the directional control valve.
He sustained a suspected fluid injection injury.
In another incident, a worker was using a jackhammer to remove a coal blockage in a ROM bin feeder when the coal slumped. The jackhammer fell against the side of the feeder, trapping his left hand.
He suffered a crush injury that required the amputation of part of his small finger and ring finger.
A dozer was towing an armoured face conveyor chain from the main gate in another mine when a section of timber lodged in the dozer track.
The ejecting timber struck the cab window and shattered it.
In another incident, while cutting up a grade into the tailgate, a longwall shearer at the completion of the cut sequence rolled back 20m before stopping.