Two workers injured after accidents at Broken Hill mine

A worker has been injured in a rock fall at CBH Resources’ Rasp mine, while another suffered serious injuries after a crushing accident.

One worker was injured in a rock fall at CBH Resources’ Rasp mine in Broken Hill.

Police said the 49-year-old jumbo operator suffered injuries to his head and leg when a rock fell at around midnight on Saturday.

Emergency crews transported the man to Broken Hill hospital.

While in a separate incident at the mine on Friday afternoon, a 50-year-old man was hospitalised after a crushing accident at the mine.

The ABC reports the man suffered serious injuries after being crushed between two vehicles.

The ambulance service reported the man was trapped for a short time before being transported to the surface.

Visko Sulicich, the CEO of CBH Resources, said the man had lumbar and back pain, bruising and nausea and was being treated at Broken Hill Base Hospital.

"The employee was pinned between two vehicles, a concrete truck and another large vehicle," Sulicich said.

Image: cbhresources.com

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