Mt Hutton coal miner Troy Matinca wins $1.13 million in damages after falling asleep at the wheel

Gabriel Fowler
Updated August 16 2022 - 3:43pm, first published August 14 2022 - 8:29am
Coal miner payout over fatigue case

AN UPPER Hunter coal miner has been awarded $1.13 million in damages for serious personal injuries he suffered when he crashed his car into a tree at the end of a three-day shift, successfully citing work-related fatigue as a significant factor.

Gabriel Fowler

Gabriel Fowler

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