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Serious injury of a worker performing maintenance work on a mobile screen

A worker assisting with tracking the belt on a mobile screen was seriously injured when his arm became entangled in the screen’s rotating tail drum at Mt Magometon Quarry near Coonamble, NSW on 28 August 2023.

While carrying out maintenance on a mobile screen, one of workers was in proximity of the right-hand side of the screen. The screen was energised with its conveyor operating. The worker’s arm became entangled in the rotating tail drum of the screen, pulling the worker into the drum up to his shoulder and amputating his arm.

Mt Magometon Quarry is a hard rock quarry about 25 kilometres east of Coonamble in the central west of NSW.

The Resources Regulator has begun an investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the incident and a full report will be published at the end of the investigation.

To read the full investigation information release please go here (PDF, 495.36 KB)

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