Stone falls from roof support and injures mine worker

A MINE worker has suffered major leg injuries in a serious incident at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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Stone falls from roof support and injures mine worker Stone falls from roof support and injures mine worker Stone falls from roof support and injures mine worker Stone falls from roof support and injures mine worker Stone falls from roof support and injures mine worker
The worker was on the armoured face conveyor installing recovery mesh, when a large piece of stone fell from the top of an adjacent roof support. 
 
The operator sustained a gash to his leg and a suspected fracture, the New South Wales Resources Regulator said in an alert.
 
"Throughout a longwall move, all different stages of a task must be correctly assessed for potential hazards and appropriate controls put in place," it said.
 
"Strata hazards must be assessed in each work area, particularly when roof supports are staggered or operating in poor conditions."