Operator needs surgery after fastener fails

AN EQUIPMENT operator in a New South Wales underground coal mine had to undergo surgery after being struck by a metal fastener.

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The faulty fastener that lead to the operator needing surgery.

A horizontal clevis pin failed, hit an electrical enclosure and then ricocheted, striking the worker's hand.