SA: Firm Pleads Guilty Over Gas Rig Death

Reported by Julia | 29 Jul, 2010

A drilling firm has pleaded guilty in the industrial court yesterday over a work-related death in its gas rig in Moomba. The company pleaded guilty to failing to maintain a safe work environment and failure to appoint a responsible officer to ensure the company met safety obligations. In January 2008, a 36-year-old drilling assistant from …

SA: Inquest on Worker’s Horrific Death

Reported by Julia | 13 May, 2010

A young worker who died in a tragic industrial accident was described as a person who needed more time to be confident whenever he took on a new task, the South Australian Coroner’s Court heard yesterday. A toolmaker who worked with the apprentice appeared before the court, saying the young man took longer to be …

WA: Company to be sentenced over young worker’s death

Reported by Julia | 16 Apr, 2010

A drilling company is about to be sentenced next month over a workplace incident which cost the life of its worker in 2007. The Goldfields company has pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain systems of work. In March 2007, a 19-year-old employee was working at a Gindalbie Station, 50 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie. …