Scalping Victim Warns Of Perils Of The Workplace

Reported by Julia | 01 Mar, 2007

Source: The Age THREE years after being scalped and losing his right ear in a horrific drilling accident, David Holland wants the public to know his injuries could have been prevented. “I’m just a quiet Australian, a quiet Melburnian who went to work out there one day. It could happen to each and every one of …

Fine For No Safety Protection While Working At Heights

Reported by Julia | 01 Mar, 2007

Allowing employees to work without fall protection has cost a Victorian company a conviction, a $25,000 fine and costs of $4,700 after workers were found working on a first storey roof without fall protection. Lawyers for the company said the family firm had 12 employees of whom five were apprentices. Although it initially tried to …

Smelter Resumes Work After Explosion

Reported by Julia | 01 Mar, 2007

Work has resumed in an area of the Port Pirie lead smelter in South Australia where a worker was seriously injured in an explosion yesterday. A 36-year-old man was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with burns to 60 per cent of his body. Zinifex’s general manager, Matt Howell, says an investigation has found that the …