Miner suffers fractured vertebra after rib collapse

A MINE worker suffered a fractured vertebra after being struck by falling rib material in a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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The worker was leaning down, placing a monorail beam on the floor.

The worker was leaning down, placing a monorail beam on the floor.

A piece of rib material about 500mm x 500mm x 200mm fell from the rib striking him across the shoulders and neck.