Forearm injury at NSW coal mine

MINES hiring powered tools have been warned by Mine Safety NSW to ensure they are fit for purpose after an operator at a New South Wales underground coal mine was struck on the forearm by a ratchet tool.

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The operator was using a hired pneumatic ratchet on a boat winch to tension recovery mesh in preparation for a longwall change out, when the swivel fitting on the air hose detached from the ratchet

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