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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.