QLD: Cars Struck as Drill Breaks Through Road

Reported by Julia | 15 Oct, 2010

An exploratory drill has burst through an Airport Link work site, hitting two cars and causing heavy traffic around the area on Tuesday. A 6 cm drill was working 25m under Lutwyche Rd when it broke through the road surface. According to State Infrastructure Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, all exploratory drilling on the project have been …

VIC: Firm Fined for Improper Industrial Waste Management

Reported by Julia | 23 Sep, 2010

An environmental and engineering services company has been fined by the EPA Victoria over improper drilling waste disposal in May. The company was fined $5,000 earlier this month after receiving complaints that it left drums of drilling waste in West Footscray. It was discovered that a contractor for the company finished drilling works and left …

SA: Tougher Regulation Used in Penalising Drilling Firm

Reported by Julia | 02 Sep, 2010

A drilling company has been fined by the SA Industrial Court over the death of a rigger in Cooper Basin in 2008. The 36-year-old man was crushed to death on a Moomba rig after being pinned between equipment. The court heard the rigger was using the wrong tools when the incident happened. The company pleaded …