Investigators are puzzled why a worker who was fatally injured in a logging accident at a pine plantation in Myamyn last week left the cabin of an operating tree harvester.
Recently released results of an investigation into a vehicle collision incident, which occurred late last year at BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine, has indicated that the light vehicle involved was at fault.
Several hundred fire fighters took the street and marched on State Parliament accusing the government of slashing funding to the fire services of Victoria.
Counterfeit safety stickers on display in some cranes in a number of Australian states pose great risks to operators and other workers on building sites. This is according to the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA).
The Government introduced this month changes to the Comcare scheme which seeks to expand access for national employers to compensation and work health and safety coverage.
A worker has been ordered to stop making comments about another worker’s clothes or appearance in Fair Work Commission’s first stop bullying order.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its final report on the January 25 incident involving a passenger taking over the aircraft.
Buildings across NSW are regularly declared safe but are actually breaching fire standards and fast becoming potential fire traps as contractors allegedly install poor fire protection in order to cut cost or simply due to ignorance.
A fast food worker is suing a Townsville burger bar and Work Cover Queensland for $511,889.35 for physical and psychological injuries she sustained after lifting a 12 kilogram box in the store’s cold room.
The vulnerability of light vehicles operating near heavy machinery was highlighted in a report into a serious accident at a Hunter coal mine, wherein a light vehicle was crushed by a dozer in October 2013.
An incident involving caustic soda has left a worker at the Alcoa Pinjarra refinery nursing severe burn wounds.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) defended itself against claims made by the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association that it has failed in overseeing safety in the industry. The rift between CASA and the engineers union stemmed from a Senate inquiry on Qantas Airlines regarding its decision to scrap 5,000 jobs to maintain sustainability. The …
The Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER) in partnership with Aspen Medical has established a new health and safety facility called Centre of Resources Health and Safety in Newcastle, New South Wales . The launch comes in the midst of successive mining-related accidents that prompted an alert issue from the Queensland’s Mines Safety Commissioner. …
WorkCover is currently investigating the death of a cotton gin worker near Moree.
WorkCover NSW, together wirh the Orana Regional Business Enterprise Centre will conduct a Western Plains Small Business Safety Tour next week to promote safety in NSW businesses.
The discovery of asbestos-containing drilling fluid additive has caused coal seam gas company Origin to suspend its drilling operations in southern Queensland.
Leussink Engineering, an Illawarra-based manufacturer, has designed an ironically small equipment to improve safety in the heavy equipment-laden underground mining industry.
In Australia, the agriculture sector makes up only 3% of the country’s workforce, however this contributes 25% of workplace deaths every year.
A union has accused the Country Fire Authority and Metropolitan Fire Brigade of putting firefighters’ health and safety at risk at the Hazelwood mine fire.
A Cessna 206 plane crashed and burst into flames at the Caboolture Airfield just north of Brisbane, killing all persons on board.
Queensland Fire and Rescue scrambled to rescue soon after a light plane was reported to have crashed at the Caboolture airfield, north of Brisbane Saturday morning.