Elevator Crushes Electrician

Reported by Julia | 28 Jan, 2007

A lift on an oil tanker has killed an Indian National off the Perth Coast. The 36-year-old electrician was working on an elevator on the British Mallard tanker when the accident occurred about 6.30pm (WDT) yesterday, police Inspector Trevor Davis said. “He was doing some unscheduled maintenance work on the lift when the lift moved, crushing …

Unloading Pipes Touch Powerlines

Reported by Julia | 26 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP Two Tasmanian men were killed after irrigation pipe that they wereloading into a ute, touch power lines. Police say the incident occurred about 1.20pm (AEDT) yesterday at the Croftside Property, at Powranna, in the state’s north-east. “One of the pipes contacted an overhead high-voltage power line above the utility,” Tasmania Police acting …

Safety Meeting Cuts Into Pay For Australia Post Workers

Reported by Julia | 25 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP AUSTRALIA Post have docked a half a days pay from employees who had a safety meeting that went too long. About 30 Rockdale Mail Centre staff are protesting outside the workplace after being told they would lose half a day’s wages because the meeting, scheduled during a meal break, ran over into …

Farm Death Investigation

Reported by Julia | 24 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP A Mareeba man was injured on a farm in Mareeba yesterday. The 33-year-old man was reportedly injured by farm machinery at the property about 10km east of Mareeba shortly before midday yesterday (AEST). He was taken to Cairns Base Hospital but died while having surgery about 1.15pm. Detectives had spoken to a …

Worksafe Inspector Tussle Leads To Fines

Reported by Julia | 23 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP Two men have been fined $15,000 for taking film from a Worksafe Inspectorand burying it with an escavator. Mildura Magistrate Dan Muling today imposed the penalty after the men pleaded guilty to charges including assault and failing to comply with an inspector’s direction. Worksafe Victoria executive director John Merritt said the case reinforced …

Diver Fights Off Great White

Reported by Julia | 23 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP A Professional Abalone Diver Was Bitten On The Head By A Great White Shark Today Before Poking It In The Eye To Escape. Eric Nerhus, 41, was diving with his 25-year-old son and a group of other divers at Cape Howe, near Eden, when he was attacked by the 3m white pointer …

Fallen Tree Kills Logger

Reported by Julia | 22 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP In Tasmania A Forestry Worker Has Been Killed While Logging a Tree The logging contractor was working near Geeveston when he was struck on the head at 8.15am (AEDT) today. Police said colleagues tried to resuscitate the man, but paramedics pronounced him dead a short time later. A coronial investigation is underway …

Bee Sting Allergy Kills Rubbish Collector

Reported by Julia | 19 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP A Bee Sting Has Killed a Rubbish Collector in the NSW Riverina District. The 45-year-old Narrandera man died in Griffith District Hospital yesterday, police said. He was stung while collecting rubbish from a property at Willbriggie, near Griffith, and died in hospital. The man was allergic to bee stings, an ambulance spokesman said.

Teenage Killed At Work

Reported by Julia | 18 Jan, 2007

A 14 year old teenager on work experience has been killed while a shipping container was being unloaded in the southern suburbs of Brisbane at around 1:30 p.m. today. It is believed that the teenager was squashed between the container and a truck as it was being unloaded from at a shopping centre car park located …

Workers Evacuated From Fire

Reported by Julia | 18 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP WORKER’S fled as Joinery business goes up in smoke Fire Brigade crews were called to the factory in Edwardes Road, Reservoir, part of a seven-unit complex, about 10.20am, a spokeswoman said. Workers initially tried to fight the blaze, but were over powered by the fire. Explosions could be heard coming from the …

Threat From Silo Over

Reported by Julia | 16 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP THE threat of explosion from a fire smouldering inside a NSW grain silo is over. Firefighters stifled the fire overnight with thick foam pumped through a hatch of the silo in the town of Cootamundra. It was feared there may be an explosion in the 10,000-tonne concrete structure, with grain dust particles …

Truckie Injured In Highway Plunge

Reported by Julia | 16 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP A TRUCK driver was critically injured when his rig plunged off a highway in the NSW southern highlands early today. The truckie was trapped in the wreck for about 30 minutes after his B-double rig crashed shortly before 7am (AEDT), an NRMA CareFlight spokesman said. The northbound truck veered off the Hume Highway …

Mining Accident In WA

Reported by Julia | 10 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP A 30-year-old man has been crushed to death in a heavy vehicle accidentin an underground mine in western NSW. The man was operating a front-end loader by remote control at the Perilya Southern Operations mine site near Broken Hill last night when the accident happened about 11pm (CDT) yesterday, a NSW Department of Primary …

Broken Hill Mining Death Investigated

Reported by Julia | 10 Jan, 2007

Source: ABC News An investigation is under way into the death of a man at an underground mine in Broken Hill, in far western New South Wales, last night. The man died when he was crushed against a wall by heavy machinery. The Department of Primary Industries says a report for the coroner is expected …

Adding Insult To Injury

Reported by Julia | 10 Jan, 2007

Article from: Daily Telegraph Bad law is turning ordinary NSW businesspeople into criminals, TOM SMITH * reports on his disturbing experience I’VE always considered myself an honest man but, at the age of 62 and after 40 years in business, I’m shocked and traumatised to find myself with a criminal conviction. What’s more painful is I …

Man dies under submerged mower

Reported by Julia | 03 Jan, 2007

Article from: AAP A MAN was killed when he was pinned under a ride-on mower after it toppled into a dam in central-western NSW. Emergency personnel found the body of the 45-year-old man under the submerged mower in the dam at a factory in Oberon about 5.30pm (AEDT). A crane was used to hoist the mower out …