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Company enhances safety procedures after death of two workers

Reported by Stephen | 30 Apr, 2014

Fortescue Metal Group is set to implement a number of safety measures following a series of tragic incidents.  According to the OHS Career, the Australian firm is looking to set the pace in the mining industry in terms of safety. The strict safety measures are coming at a time when investigations on the death of …


Action plan to ensure work safety during highway upgrade

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2014

WorkCover NSW and Thiess Pty Ltd has formally sealed their commitment to ensuring workers’ safety during the construction of the Frederickton to Eungai (F2E) Pacific Highway Upgrade Project with the signing of an action plan.


Pilot Killed After Small Plane Crashes

Reported by Admin | 29 Apr, 2014

A small airplane plummeted and crashed into a house south of Melbourne minutes after taking off, killing its pilot and injuring a young girl Sunday.

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NSW: Boost to workers compensation scheme announced

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2014

Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet and NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance announced on Monday a $1 billion improvement to the bottom line of the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.


Every worker has the right to a safe workplace

Reported by Haydee | 28 Apr, 2014

For people who have lost loved ones due to workplace accidents or illnesses, life will never be the same. Every worker who leaves for work should be able to safely return home at the end of the day. However, this is not the case for the families of thousands of workers who have died in the course of their work for the past years.


Worker injured in crane collapse

Reported by Haydee | 23 Apr, 2014

A crane driver was taken to a hospital after he was injured in a crane collapse at Port of Melbourne on Monday.


Townsville: Plumber sues council for back injury

Reported by Haydee | 21 Apr, 2014

A plumber who claims to have suffered back injury after repeatedly jumping in and out of his truck to fix Townsville’s sewerage is suing the city council for $535,120.80.

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VWA releases record low half-yearly safety results

Reported by Haydee | 18 Apr, 2014

The Victorian WorkCover Authority announces a positive half-yearly results revealing that fewer Victorians are injured at work, more workers are returning to work after injury, and the Victorian scheme continues to be financially sustainable.