Drill Auger Scalping In Court

Reported by Admin | 27 Feb, 2007

Source AAP A Melbourne man who was scalped and lost his right ear in a horrific drilling accident, feared he was about to die, a Melbourne court has been told. David Holland, then 36, suffered serious head and facial injuries and a broken neck after his long hair, usually held back in a ponytail, became …

Commercial Fishing Boat Fire

Reported by Admin | 22 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP THE Australian Customs Service has rescued three men from a commercial fishing boat on fire off Australia’s north. NT Police said they received a report that the Pierre, a 15m timber fishing boat, was on fire and taking on water near Melville Island at about 4.30pm (ACST) yesterday. An Australian Customs Service …

2nd Ladder Death In 2 Days

Reported by Admin | 22 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP AN elderly man died when he fell from a ladder that slipped while he was cleaning out his roof guttering after heavy rain. The man, 80, suffered severe head injuries when he fell on concrete at his home in McDougalls Road, Kilmore, 60km north of Melbourne, shortly before 8pm (AEDT) yesterday. He …

Ladder Fall Results In Death

Reported by Admin | 20 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP A 50-year-old man has died after falling from a ladder at a Sydney hotel. Emergency crews were called to a room at the hotel, in inner-city Martin Place, about 3pm (AEDT) today. A helicopter carrying paramedics landed in nearby Hyde Park, but they were unable to revive the man.

Landscaping Work Ends In Teen Death

Reported by Admin | 15 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP A TEENAGE boy crushed to death by an earthmover he was operating had been helping his father with landscaping works in their backyard. The 13-year-old was pinned under the machine at his home at Mt Evelyn, in Melbourne’s outer east, about 7.30am (AEDT) today. It is believed the boy was operating a small …

Union Office ‘Punched And Kicked’ On Site

Reported by Admin | 15 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP A UNION claims one of its officers was attacked when he went to investigate the collapse of a 50-tonne crane onto a partly-built unit block in Sydney’s south-west today. The CFMEU said it had made a complaint to police after its state safety coordinator, Steve Keenan, was punched and kicked when he went …

50 Tonne Crane Collapses On Site

Reported by Admin | 15 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP A 50-tonne crane has collapsed onto a partly-built unit block and a neighbouring Police and Citizens Youth Club in Sydney’s southwest. WorkCover said the crane toppled over with a load of about 1.3 tonnes while operating at the apartment block construction site on Meredith Street in Bankstown. No one was injured in the …

Accident Fatally Injures Traffic Controller

Reported by Admin | 14 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP A TRAFFIC controller on Brisbane’s North-South Bypass tunnel construction roadworks has died after being clipped by a car and falling on the road, hitting his head. Police said the 63-year-old man had been talking to another motorist in O’Connell Terrace in the inner northside suburb of Bowen Hills when a car travelling in …

Welding Accident Burns Mechanic

Reported by Admin | 08 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP AN auto mechanic has been badly burnt after the car he was working on burst into flames in Sydney’s west. A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the 45-year-old man was lying underneath the car at a service station in Beaconsfield Street, Revesby, when the car caught fire and exploded. He was believed to …

Workers At Knackery Treated For Anthrax

Reported by Admin | 06 Feb, 2007

Source: AAP WORKMATES of a Victorian knackery worker infected with anthrax while handling affected cattle carcasses have been given antibiotics as a precautionary measure, authorities have said. Several workers at the Stanhope facility who were considered at risk had been provided with medications by their own doctors, Department of Human Services (DHS) spokesman Bram Alexander …

Worker Is Infected With Anthrax

Reported by Admin | 05 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP A 34-year-old Victorian knackery worker infected with anthrax is recovering in hospital after handling cattle carcasses affected with the bacteria. In the first case in the state for 10 years, the man was diagnosed with a skin infection from anthrax early last week. Over the past few weeks, 25 cattle have been …

Hardie Victim Gets $2.7m

Reported by Admin | 05 Feb, 2007

Article from: AAP A VICTORIAN man who today won a $2.75 million settlement from building materials manufacturer James Hardie labelled the company as cowards who had left him to die in the gutter. Tim Lacone, 58, is dying from mesothelioma contracted when he used asbestos sheeting in building works at his property at Gruyere, east of …

Farm Death Leads To Investigation

Reported by Admin | 02 Feb, 2007

Source: AAP Victorian police are preparing a report for the coroner after a man was found dead on a farm in the north-west of the state.Police say the 67-year-old went to check a pump in a channel of water on the Swan Hill property last night about 8:15pm AEDT.When he did not return, his son …