Austar Coal Mine

Estimated location of the coal mine. Source: Google Maps

Two coal miners fatally injured in wall collapse


Image Source: WikiMedia Commons, Workers rappelling down the side of the building - Weinberg, Z.

Fatal workplace building falls – a consequence of self-regulation

Two coal miners fatally injured in wall collapse

Reported by Haydee | 17 Apr, 2014 | 02:44am

Two miners were fatally injured when a wall collapsed at a coal mine near Paxton in the Hunter Valley on Tuesday.

Fatal workplace building falls – a consequence of self-regulation

Reported by Michael | 15 Apr, 2014 | 09:05pm

Falls from heights are one of the major causes of workplace deaths and injuries in the country. This trend is not going to stop unless self-regulation is scrapped, unions say.

Study: Falls one of the leading causes of workplace fatality in Australia

Reported by Haydee | 04 Apr, 2014 | 03:34am

A new report from Safe Work Australia, Work-related injuries and fatalities involving a fall from height, Australia revealed that injuries received while working at height confirms that falls are one of the leading causes of death and serious injuries in Australian workplaces.


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VWA releases record low half-yearly safety results

Reported by Haydee | 18 Apr, 2014 | 12:52am

The Victorian WorkCover Authority announces a positive half-yearly results revealing that fewer Victorians are injured at work, more workers are returning to work after injury, and the Victorian scheme continues to be financially sustainable.


Two Injured After Chopper Crashed at Coffs Harbour Airport

Reported by Robel | 17 Apr, 2014 | 04:22pm

Two people reportedly succumbed to injuries after their small helicopter lost control and crashed at Coffs Harbour airport on the New South Wales mid-north coast.


One Miners’ Body of Austar Mine Collapse Retrieved

Reported by Robel | 17 Apr, 2014 | 03:18pm

Mines Rescue crews were able to retrieve the body of one of the victims of last Wednesday’s underground coal mine accident 8:00 A.M. Thursday.


Man Hurt at Hungry Jacks When Loaded Pallet Fell on His Leg

Reported by Robel | 17 Apr, 2014 | 11:04am

A man was reportedly hurt after a loaded pallet at Hungry Jack’s Reynella gave way and fell on his leg, pinning him down to the ground Friday morning.


Fire crews evacuate welders after silo overheats

Reported by Stephen | 16 Apr, 2014 | 04:05pm

Eight welders were on Wednesday afternoon evacuated from Kooragang Island after a silo overheated.


Imported Batts Said To Contain Carcinogenic Chemicals

Reported by Robel | 16 Apr, 2014 | 04:42pm

An inquiry has heard that the chemicals found in imported home insulation batts which were used as part of the Rudd Government’s home insulation scheme were carcinogenic.