Serious injury: Slab of coal injures worker

May 3, 2018 Tara

Summary: At an underground coal mine, a worker suffered a broken ankle when a slab of coal hit him. The slab was reported to be about 1 m high and 0.5 m thick and broke away from the upper rib.
Recommendations to industry: A section 195 notice was issued to the mine operator prohibiting mining activity at the location until a detailed investigation has been completed. Rib conditions and the suitability of installed support should be monitored on an ongoing basis. Any issues identified should have corrective actions planned

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