Unexpected PRS movement at Ulan leads to fitter's leg being crushed and amputate

A CONTRACT longwall maintenance fitter working on Longwall W5 at Glencore’s Ulan underground mine suffered serious leg injuries due to an unexpected advancement of a powered roof support, an investigation by the New South Wales Resources Regulator has found.

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Underground at Glencore's Ulan mine in NSW.

Due to the severity of those injuries, the fitter's right leg had to be amputated below the knee about a month and a half after the December 7 2019 incident.