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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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.

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Living and working with asbestos can be managed safely, says work safety commissioner

Reported by Haydee | 21 Apr, 2014 | 11:08pm

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.