Weekly Incident Summary
Week ending Friday 12July 2019
A worker in an underground coal mine was installing 1.8 metre roof bolts (as infill secondary support) using a hand-held bolter on the narrow walkside of a conveyor belt.
In the process of relocating the bolter to the next bolt location, it hit the rib side, causing a block of material to dislodge, which hit the worker across the shoulders, back and right leg. The block was about 1.8 metres long and 600 millimetres wide, starting from near roof level (about 1.2 metres above the worker).
The worker was knocked to the ground and winded. After co-workers checked him for injuries, he was transported to the surface for treatment, where he was cleared of any significant injury. .