Struck by or Against

"Struck by" injuries occur when a worker is stuck by a falling, rolling, swinging or flying object. These types of injuries most commonly result in fractures, sprains or strains of the back, neck and knee, and are usually caused during powered haulage or machine maintenance. Roof bolters, maintenance personnel, and laborers experience struck by or against injuries most frequently.

Scene of fatality involving haulage striking miner