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