Lining rig shafted in underground rope snap

SHAFT-lining operations were brought to a halt at an underground metals mine in New South Wales when a winch cable snapped, resulting in a shotcrete hose-reeler moving about 2m and hitting the back of the shaft-lining rig.

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The Regulator's image of the incident

The 12t lining rig was on the ground near the shaft opening, with about 700kg suspended from the machine at the time.

The 2t cable reeler was behind the lining rig.