Austar Coal Mine

Estimated location of the coal mine. Source: Google Maps

Two coal miners fatally injured in wall collapse

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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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Man fatally injured in a work-related incident

Reported by Haydee | 24 Apr, 2014 | 04:59pm

South Australia – A 43-year-old man was fatally injured at a worksite in Yahl, outside Mount Gambier on Wednesday.

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Campaign to prevent falls through stair voids launched

Reported by Haydee | 24 Apr, 2014 | 03:53pm

A new campaign to prevent falls through stair voids targeted towards local builders and sub-contractors has been launched by WorkCover NSW.

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Worker injured in crane collapse

Reported by Haydee | 23 Apr, 2014 | 05:10pm

A crane driver was taken to a hospital after he was injured in a crane collapse at Port of Melbourne on Monday.

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Oil Spill in Darwin Causes Shops To Close Down

Reported by Robel | 22 Apr, 2014 | 03:59pm

Shops at a mall in Darwin were forced to close down after a street sweeper reportedly spilt oil down the street again.

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Quokka’s Droppings Causes $100k Fine to Rottnest Island Bakery

Reported by Robel | 22 Apr, 2014 | 03:24pm

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.

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Worker Hurt After Crane Crashes at West Melbourne Yard

Reported by Robel | 22 Apr, 2014 | 03:04pm

A man was reportedly rushed to the hospital after a crane crashed down at a shipping container yard in Melbourne Monday.