Mine workers lucky not to be injured after pole topples

WORKERS were using a crane to lift and lower light poles from their foundations when one of them toppled over at a New South Wales open cut coal mine.

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The crane operator tensioned the chain, causing the pole to lift.

After attaching a chain to the bottom of a pole, a worker was to use an elevated work platform to attach a sling mid-way up the pole before lifting.

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