The NSW Resources Regulator has noted an increase in the number of reported injuries involving hands within the mining sector. One hundred and forty-one hand injuries were reported to Regulator during 2021. Hands, fingers and thumbs being caught, crushed, jammed and/or pinched was the most common cause of injury. While some injuries such as minor lacerations were treated with sutures or glue, some more serious hand injuries resulted in fractures, tendon or nerve damage. Some workers suffered injuries requiring surgery and ongoing specialist care. Nine workers had one or more fingers amputated over the past 12 months.