Swinging bolter leaves worker with lung and rib damage

AN UNDERGROUND coal mine worker was pinned by a swinging roof bolter leaving him with a lacerated lung and broken ribs in an incident at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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The worker was driven out of the mine and transferred to hospital.

The roof bolting rig was being removed from a continuous miner.

The rig was supported by a chain block attached to a roof bolt.