SAFETY

Continuous miner operator cops spray in the face

A spiral wrap guarding did not adequately protect the hose

Pressurised fluid injuries are a failure of a risk control to a major hazard. Photo courtesy Shutterstock

Pressurised fluid injuries are a failure of a risk control to a major hazard. Photo courtesy Shutterstock

A continuous miner rib bolter operator was sprayed in the neck and face area with hydraulic oil at a New South Wales underground coal mine.  The operator was on the platform about 800-900mm from the...

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