9th December 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has been notified of an incident that occurred on Saturday 7 December 2019 at Ulan Underground Mine.

A contractor is reported to have his foot trapped whilst undertaking a maintenance task on longwall equipment. The worker sustained serious injuries to their lower leg and foot and was airlifted to Westmead Hospital for treatment.

Inspectors from the NSW Resources Regulator were deployed to the site and have begun an investigation into the matter.

Inspectors have issued a notice prohibiting the maintenance task from being undertaken until procedures and risk assessments have been reviewed.

No further comment will be made while the investigation is ongoing.

Further information will be provided in the NSW Resources Regulator’s weekly incident summary publication.