Mine Safety News Investigation Information Release
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Causal investigation initiated after worker injured by pin ejected under pressure

On 9 July 2019, a worker was struck by a suspension link pin while conducting maintenance activities at the Ravensworth Open Cut Coal Mine in Singleton, NSW.

The incident occurred while quenching the pin with water shortly after making a hole through the centre of the pin with a thermal lance.

The worker was taken to Singleton Hospital and later transferred to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.

In consideration of the potential severity, the frequency of lancing operations at mines and the unusual nature of the incident, we initiated a causal investigation.

We will publish a final report on the outcomes of the causal investigation.
Image from video footage of the workshop at the time of the incident
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Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609
Regional NSW, Resources Regulator
516 High St
Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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