Spinal injuries and perforated ear drum after compressed air surge

A WORKER suffered head and spinal injuries after air was released unexpectedly from a 15cm compressed air pipe range at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

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An investigation has begun into the incident.

Another worker suffered minor injuries and a perforated ear drum.

The NSW Resources Regulator said an investigation had begun into the incident.