Loose rib bolt leaves operator with fractured cheek bone

A LOAD haul dump operator suffered a fractured left cheek bone when a rib bolt hit his face while he was working in a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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The operator was towing a sled and pulled over to the rib at an intersection to let another vehicle pass.