Operator goes to hospital after pillar extraction incident

AN OPERATOR was hit on the helmet and shoulder by a coal packer when it fell against mesh that was being removed for pillar extraction in a dangerous incident at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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The rib broke into three packer sizes ranging from 850mm x 300mm x 200mm, 600mm x 300mm x 200mm, and 500mm x 300mm x 200mm.