Warning on wayward pipes

THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate has identified a worrying increase in the number of reported incidents of coal mine workers being struck by polyethylene pipe as a result of stored energy being released suddenly.

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Coal mine workers have been injured when disconnecting piping from the towing vehicle and pumps.

These incidents have resulted in five workers each suffering broken legs in separate incidents since October 31 2018.

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