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Operator seriously injured after entered no-go area

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The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident where a worker was hit on the leg while helping to remove a power pack from a longhole drill.

The work group entered the area to remove the power pack, which was on a trailer. The regular access road was blocked, which led to the load haul dump vehicle (LHD) approaching from the opposite direction.

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The trailer needed to be rotated 180 degrees in the roadway to hook up the trailer.

During the rotation of the trailer, an operator entered the no-go area and was hit on the leg.

In response to the incident the Regulator stated:” workers have a responsibility to maintain safe work practices including following procedures for tasks. Workers should not enter designated no-go zones while they are in operation. Mine operators should ensure that workers are fully aware of no-go zones and that they communicate the requirement to adhere to work practices.”

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