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Near miss when pick-and-carry crane rolls over

Reported by Stephen | 04 Jan, 2016

An incident in which a pick-and-carry crane rolled on a Western Australian mine site has highlighted the importance of ensuring workers are properly trained and hold the required licenses.

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Crane operator dies on Sydney building site

Reported by Stephen | 21 Nov, 2014

A crane operator has died after falling more than 10m at a Sydney north construction site. The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

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Crane Hits Royal Adelaide Hospital Construction Site

Reported by Admin | 19 Jun, 2014

A crane has reportedly hit a work site shed on the Royal Adelaide Hospital while lifting steel Thursday, prompting union officials and the builders to meet and discuss safety concerns at the site.

ACT: Crane Operator Trapped Due to Electrical Malfunction

Reported by Admin | 21 Jul, 2011

WorkSafe ACT is investigating a crane malfunction which trapped a crane operator working at a Kingston construction site yesterday. An electrical fault most likely caused the problem. Emergency services were called in to rescue the man. Work safety commissioner Mark McCabe said the crane had been shut down until an investigation had occurred. “Before the crane …

WA: Welder Dies During Routine Fabrication Task

Reported by Admin | 01 Oct, 2010

A man has been killed at a Welshpool worksite in in Perth’s east this morning. The 34-year-old man worked as a welder and boilermaker at an engineering business. Early reports say he died while working on a crane, performing a routine fabrication procedure. Operations at the site had ceased while regulatory authorities, including WorkSafe WA, …

NSW: Unon Questions Oversight in Tarcutta Bypass Death

Reported by Admin | 01 Sep, 2010

A union official is questioning whether the death of a worker on July at the Tarcutta bypass worksite was due to a safety oversight. A 39-year-old worker was killed on July 1 at the southern NSW construction site after being pinned between his fuel tanker and a reversing front-end loader. Rick Reich of the Construction, …

SA: Deaths in Desal Plant Revealed

Reported by Admin | 01 Sep, 2010

Adelaide’s desalination plant is under scrutiny following three deaths linked to the site. On July 16, a 35-year-old man was killed after being struck by a steel beam that fell from a crane. Reports have recently revealed a worker who “drowned in diesel” while another who died in a vehicle accident. On February 15, a …

QLD: Fallen Crane Results to Heavy Traffic

Reported by Admin | 23 Aug, 2010

A toppled crane on near the intersection of Lutwyche Road and Norman Street in Brisbane’s inner-north has brought traffic to a crawl. The crane at the Northern Busway construction site was moving a steel pile cage around 9am when it became unstable and collapsed on its side. The steel caging and the crane toppled over …

NSW: WorkCover Issues Warning on 10-Year-Old Cranes

Reported by Admin | 17 Aug, 2010

WorkCover NSW has released a safety alert clarifying the requirements on 10-year-old cranes as specified in AS2550.1-2002 Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe use – General requirements. According to the safety watchdog, cranes are required to undergo a major inspection at the nominal 10-year interval. It says employers are required to ensure that maintenance and …

QLD: Man Escapes from Blazing Crane

Reported by Admin | 22 Jul, 2010

A mobile crane has burst in flames after falling from a bridge near Collinsville on Tuesday. The crane driver has gotten out of the equipment in the nick of time before becoming engulfed by the fire. The 44-year-old Bowen man sustained head lacerations due to the accident. The crash, which happened in the early hours …

SA: Firm Ordered to Pay Deceased Worker’s Kin

Reported by Admin | 22 Jul, 2010

The South Australian Industrial Court has fined a leading mining company following the death of a worker at its South Australian mine. The company pleaded guilty to failing to maintain a safe workplace. It was also ordered to pay compensation to the worker’s family. The incident occurred at the Olympic Dam mine in SA’s far …