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Workers injured in trench collapse

Reported by Stephen | 30 Jan, 2015

Two workers have been injured after a trench collapsed as they worked on a sewer line in Bathurst, 200 kilometres west of Sydney.

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WorkCover Mentor Program

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2015

Small and large businesses can take advantage of the WorkCover Mentor Program this year.

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Farmer injured in quad bike crash

Reported by Stephen | 28 Jan, 2015

A man has been taken to hospital with serious chest injuries following a quad bike crash at a western Queensland property on Monday evening.

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Council workers standing for their health

Reported by Stephen | 27 Jan, 2015

With research showing excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions, workers at Port Stephens Council are now spending less time sitting on their desks thanks to the council’s health initiative that provides stand-up desks to employees, making it easier to perform certain tasks while standing.

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Man dies after forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 27 Jan, 2015

A man has died in hospital following a forklift incident at a farm in Moonbi, 20km north of Tamworth.

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Know your Hazards video series

Reported by Haydee | 27 Jan, 2015

Identifying the potential hazards in the workplace is very important in reducing the possibility of workplace incidents and accidents. Because of this, the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Resources Safety Division created the “Know Your Hazards” video series.

Victorian government restores WorkSafe

Reported by Admin | 26 Jan, 2015

Minister for Finance, Robin Scott, announced on Friday that Victorian WorkCover Authority will immediately return to the world-renowned WorkSafe banner.

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Man injured in Williams farming incident

Reported by Stephen | 23 Jan, 2015

A man whose feet became trapped in a hay-baling machine at a farm in Williams, 32km west of Narrogin is recovering in a Perth hospital.

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Farmers urged to prioritise safety when using quad bikes

Reported by Stephen | 23 Jan, 2015

The Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety is urging farmers to rethink the way they travel around farms following the deaths of 15 people in quad bike-related incidents in 2014.

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Construction worker injured by falling boulder

Reported by Haydee | 22 Jan, 2015

A construction worker was injured after being hit by a falling boulder while working at the North West Rail Link tunnel. ABC News reported that the 39-year old worker was welding at Baulkham Hills Thursday when he was hit by a 40 kilogram boulder. According to reports, the rock was dislodged on the surface and …

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Boy injured in quad bike crash

Reported by Stephen | 21 Jan, 2015

A six-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after crashing his quad bike at Chester Hills, New South Wales.

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Worker Dies at Western Australia Mine

Reported by Admin | 21 Jan, 2015

Inspectors from the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) are on their way to a mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region after receiving reports that a worker has died Tuesday afternoon.