An incident report has been released by Queensland Coal Mines Inspectorate in relation to a coal mine worker’s thumb being injured during driving of star pickets at a mine site.
A coal mine worker incurred serious injuries to his left thumb when a star picket driver slid off the top of the star picket as he was driving the picket in.
The thumb was squashed between the driver and the top of the star picket resulting in fractures and a laceration that required remedial surgery.
Coal Mine Workers
- All tasks must be assessed for potential hazards / risks before being commenced.
- This incident is pertinent to safety at home as well as work. A simple type of task that many of us perform at home with the same potential risk present.
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