Worker seriously injured by recoiling pipe
An investigation information release has been published about a dangerous incident that occurred on 23 April 2021 at Tahmoor Colliery, Tahmoor NSW. A mine worker, underground at the Tahmoor Colliery, was struck by a recoiling six metre polyethylene pipe. The pipe, which was protruding from a flatbed trailer, became stuck on the gas range when workers were attempting to shunt the trailer to a new location. The worker, who was spotting for the driver of the mine vehicle shunting the trailer, sustained serious injuries requiring hospital treatment. The worker is expected to make a full recovery.