Worker hit in the face by spreader bar

A COAL mine worker was hit in the face by a metal spreader bar while in the process of reconnecting the chain on a feeder breaker at a New South Wales coal mine.

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Another worker applied a small amount of pressure to a 30 tonne ram.

Another worker applied a small amount of pressure to a 30 tonne ram.

That applied a compressive force to the spreader bar before the injured worker had moved to a safe standing zone.