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Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01106

Summary: A worker suffered a finger injury that required stitches. While installing support with an air track bolter, a timber jack was lowered and a butterfly plate slid down the bolt, striking the worker on the right index finger.

Recommendations to industry: The retention of plates on the head plate/timber jack should be routinely reviewed to protect workers from falling plates.

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AMSJ Nov 2021