Roof bolt operator hit by dislodged rib

A WORKER was knocked to the ground and winded in a strata incident at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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The worker was installing 1.8m roof bolts as infill secondary support using a hand-held bolter on the narrow walk-side of a conveyor belt.