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Mining company says safety a top priority

Reported by Stephen | 19 Dec, 2014

All operating processes at Anglo American Grasstree mine in central Queensland will be reviewed before work resumes following last week’s incident where a mine worker was killed after a wall collapsed on him.

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New safety reforms focus on dangerous goods

Reported by Stephen | 19 Dec, 2014

The six existing set of regulations that guide the handling of dangerous goods in Western Australian will soon be consolidated into one in far-reaching reforms aimed at enhancing safety, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has announced.

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Harmonious workplaces information sessions to be held in 2015

Reported by Haydee | 18 Dec, 2014

WorkSafe will conduct a Harmonious workplaces information sessions early next year. Justine McGillivray and Helen Mott, Senior Inspectors/Scientific Officers with the Human Factors and Ergonomics team at WorkSafe Division of the Department of Commerce.

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Worker fall incident could set record in work safety penalty

Reported by Admin | 17 Dec, 2014

An incident that resulted to a serious injury of a young construction worker, who fell down a shaft in the Nishi building in 2012, could lead into an unprecedented fine of $1.5 million if the worker’s company is found guilty.

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Woman injured in quad bike incident

Reported by Stephen | 16 Dec, 2014

WorkCover is investigating a quad bike-related incident in northeast Victoria that left a woman in hospital with serious facial and back injuries. The incident occurred on Sunday morning at a property in Wodonga, approximately 300 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. According to reports, the woman was riding through long grass when she struck a mound and …

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WorkCover urges care around kegs during festive season

Reported by Stephen | 15 Dec, 2014

Work Cover is reminding hotel and club employers and workers to be careful when using beer keg delivery systems and to closely follow manufacturers’ instructions during the festive season.

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Man hospitalised after gas leak

Reported by Stephen | 15 Dec, 2014

An ammonia gas leak has left a man in hospital and forced evacuation at a refrigeration business in the Perth suburb of Hazelmere.

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Death of SA Volunteer Firefighter to Be Investigated

Reported by Admin | 15 Dec, 2014

The South Australia Police together with SafeWork SA and the Country Fire Service will be looking into the incident that claimed the life of a volunteer firefighter recently.

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Man dies after being run over by tractor

Reported by Stephen | 15 Dec, 2014

Less than 48 hours after a farmer was killed in a tractor-related incident in southern NSW, another farmer has lost his life after being run over by a tractor in south east Queensland.

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Airline to spend $625,000 on workplace safety

Reported by Stephen | 10 Dec, 2014

Following a workplace incident where a Virgin Tech employee injured his neck in May last year, Work Safe ACT has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Virgin Tech, part of Virgin Australia Group, requiring it to spend $625,000 on a number of strategies to enhance workplace health and safety procedures, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, has announced.

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Worker suffers electric shock

Reported by Stephen | 10 Dec, 2014

A council employee in NSW has been hospitalised after suffering an electric shock when he came into contact with fallen power lines near a sewerage treatment plant.