Falling coal injures mine workers

FALLING coal has hit three workers while they were hanging rib mesh in a New South Wales underground coal mine.
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Coal fell on three mine workers in an underground NSW coal mine.

One worker was knocked to the ground, another worker was hit on the elbow and a third worker suffered a strain injury, according to the Resources Regulator.
 
The regulator said, while installing support underground, workers must not place themselves in a position where they were under unsupported strata. 
 
"The use of temporary strata support must be considered when developing job procedures," it said.