Tahmoor worker suffers collapsed lung in pipe incident

A MINE worker has been hospitalised after being hit by a recoiling six metre polyethylene pipe underground at Simec’s Tahmoor colliery in New South Wales.

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The mine worker was hit by a recoiling six metre polyethylene pipe underground at Simec’s Tahmoor colliery in New South Wales.

The pipe, which was protruding from a flatbed trailer, became stuck on the gas range when workers were attempting to shunt the trailer to a new location.