Truck fire injures mine worker

Reported by Stephen | 10 Sep, 2014

A mine worker who suffered serious burns after a truck fire at the Bowen Basin mine is recovering in hospital.


Charges laid over worker’s death

Reported by Stephen | 29 Aug, 2014

A company has been charged in relation to a 2011 workplace incident that claimed the life of a mine worker.


Workers escape injury as cherry picker breaks down

Reported by Stephen | 29 Aug, 2014

Two painters had to endure close to three hours of agony after they were left dangling several storeys in the air when their cherry picker developed a mechanical fault.


Man crushed to death in workplace incident

Reported by Stephen | 25 Aug, 2014

Victorian Work Cover Authority is probing a workplace incident at a factory in Melbourne’s north where a man was reportedly crushed to death by a pile of boxes.


Toowoomba farmer crushed to death

Reported by Stephen | 07 Jul, 2014

A farmer has died after being crushed between a ute and a gatepost. The Friday incident occurred at a rural property north of Toowoomba.

You can’t contract out your responsibility – or can you? The High Court weighs in.

Reported by Angela | 04 Apr, 2012

  A High Court decision has highlighted the fine line of responsibility for Work Health & Safety obligations when using contractors. Poultry heavyweight, Baiada, contracted DMP Poultry to catch and cage chickens from chicken growers. The cages were loaded into steel modules which were then loaded by a forklift onto a trailer owned by Baiada …

NT Worksafe Cleared… NT Worksafe, in Edith River Derailment

Reported by Angela | 05 Mar, 2012

  Edith River Derailment. Picture courtesy of The investigation into the derailment of a train carrying copper concentrate near Katherine in the Northern Territory on December 27, 2011 continues, with the drivers of the train being cleared by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The report states that the ‘drivers were suitably qualified, competent and …

Sydney Safety Conference & Show – Daily Wrap Up – 3

Reported by Angela | 27 Oct, 2011

There was a lot to hear, see and do at the Sydney Safety Conference & Show today – as there has been each day. Some of the topics covered today included the emerging area of managing mental health issues in the workplace; managing the long-term injured employee; and several small sessions looking at safety technologies …