Estimated location of the coal mine. Source: Google Maps
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Two miners were fatally injured when a wall collapsed at a coal mine near Paxton in the Hunter Valley on Tuesday.
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.
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.
A new campaign to prevent falls through stair voids targeted towards local builders and sub-contractors has been launched by WorkCover NSW.
A crane driver was taken to a hospital after he was injured in a crane collapse at Port of Melbourne on Monday.
Shops at a mall in Darwin were forced to close down after a street sweeper reportedly spilt oil down the street again.
A bakery at Rottnest Island was penalized with a $100,000 food hygiene fine after Health Department inspectors found quokka droppings in a lane behind the bakery last August.
A man was reportedly rushed to the hospital after a crane crashed down at a shipping container yard in Melbourne Monday.
Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe and ACT’s acting Chief Health Officer, Dr Ranil Appuhamy said that while asbestos poses health and safety risks, living and working with asbestos can be managed by following the advice provided by qualified professionals.
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