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Workplace incident costs freight operator $90,000 in fines

Reported by Admin | 13 Feb, 2015

New South Wales Federal Court on Thursday has reportedly fined a heavy freight operator $90,000 after it was found guilty of breaching the Work Health and Safety Act in relation to a 2011 workplace incident.

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Man dies after being struck by excavator

Reported by Stephen | 13 Feb, 2015

A second worker has been killed in as many days after being struck by an excavator at an automotive business yard in South Australia. Emergency services received information about the incident shortly before 8.am Thursday, and by the time they arrived at the scene, the man had already died. Police will prepare a report for …

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Call to prioritise safety during grape harvest season

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2015

As grape harvest season in regional Victoria intensifies, WorkSafe Victoria is encouraging farms and vineyards to examine their safety systems and machine guarding to ensure safety.

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Worker dies in rock fall at mine site

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2015

South Australia records its first workplace fatality this year with the death of a man after a rock fall underground at a mine site in Roxby Downs.

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Get Healthy at Work

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2015

NSW workplaces made a pledge to support healthier lifestyles by supporting a new workplace health service, Get Healthy at Work.

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Electrical company fined over worker’s death

Reported by Stephen | 10 Feb, 2015

The Bunbury Magistrates Court has fined a local electrical contracting company and one of its employees a total of $44,800, following a 2013 incident, where an 18-year-old trades assistant was electrocuted while working on a roof.

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Farmer killed in Tallandoon quad bike incident

Reported by Stephen | 10 Feb, 2015

A farmer has been killed after his quad bike rolled in Tallandoon in north eastern Victoria. The 68-year-old man is believed to have been rounding up cattle when the incident occurred.