Worker falls after tyre deflator ejection

A QUEENSLAND coal mine worker stumbled backwards off a ladder and fell to the workshop floor after a part of the tyre deflator he was using ejected and hit him in the face.

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The retaining collar had loosened and separated from the tool body and the stem was ejected.

The worker was deflating an ultra-class rear dump truck tyre using a super large bore IN-80 inflator adaptor tool, also commonly known as a deflator tool.