Overturned excavator leaves operator with headache

A MINER conducting rehabilitation work at a New South Wales open cut coal mine has been left with a sore head after the 30t excavator they were operating overturned.

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The excavator was being walked backwards when one track rode up onto a rock pile, causing it to overturn.

The excavator was being walked backwards when one track rode up onto a rock pile, causing it to overturn.

The NSW Resources Regulator said the operator suffered a bump on the head.