Miner dies after being struck with hose in Central Western NSW

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

A 39 year-old man working at a coal mine at Lidsdale, near Lithgow in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia was found dead on Wednesday. It is believed he was struck by a ruptured hydraulic hose.

The man was discovered by a colleague at around 4:30PM and was around 8 kilometres underground from the mine's entrance. According to police, the man was collecting oil samples when the accident occurred.

Police and the NSW Department of Primary Industries are conducting an investigation into the incident and will prepare a report for the coroner.