Emergency surgery for worker after air conditioner mishap

A COAL mine worker had to undergo emergency surgery on his finger after an incident with a large air conditioning unit at a New South Wales underground coal mine.
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The worker was positioning the air conditioner unit on top of a transformer.

The NSW Resources Regulator said the worker was positioning the air conditioner unit on top of a transformer.

"The worker suffered a serious finger laceration that required surgery," it said.

"When large components are being moved or positioned by workers, suitable mechanical aids and task-sequencing should be used to reduce the workers' exposure to pinch points and manual handling injuries."