VIC: Paramedic Speaks About Nail Gun Mishaps

Reported by Julia | 05 Nov, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria says 11 people were injured across Melbourne because of nail gun accidents since May, including five in September alone. Of the 11, two people were struck to the head by 5cm nails. One person pulled out a nail that was lodged near his eye. Shaun Columbine, Ambulance Victoria paramedic team manager, said being …

VIC: Mine Rescue Competition Held

Reported by Julia | 14 Aug, 2010

Mine rescue teams from across the country flocked to Bendigo last week to participate the Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition. The WorkSafe-sponsored competition is now in its 18th year. The Northgate Stawell Gold Mine Emergency Rescue Team was declared the overall winner. According to WorkSafe’s Hazard Management Division Acting Director Rod Gunn, emergency response …

VIC: Metro Communications Put Workers At Risk

Reported by Julia | 02 Aug, 2010

The emergency communication system has to change at the rail network in Melbourne, a union says. According to the Electrical Trades Union, the inadequacy of the Metro’s communications system was revealed during  Tuesday’s power outage. A train reportedly entered a zone where workers were performing repairs to a damaged wire. According to State Secretary Dean …

WA: Man injured atop a building

Reported by Julia | 29 Jun, 2010

A construction worker has suffered injuries on top of an unfinished Perth building on Monday. The incident happened at midday at a Murray Street construction site, and led to a massive emergency response. It is reported the man slipped while working at height, prompting ambulance crews to ride a lift 50 metres up the building …

WA: Inquiry Underway Following Mine Worker Death

Reported by Julia | 13 Apr, 2010

The death of a mine worker on Sunday has prompted Mines Minister Norman Moore to meet with the executives of the mine company to deal with its safety problems at its operations in Western Australia’s Goldfields. A 45-year-old driver died after the underground truck he was operating fell 18 metres into a hole at the …