Worker awarded damages over injury

Reported by Stephen | 02 May, 2016

The Brisbane District Court has awarded a former employee of a Queensland retailer more than $235,000 in damages, after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a workplace incident five years ago.


Woman airlifted after farm animal incident

Reported by Stephen | 13 Mar, 2016

The Brisbane-based CareFlight helicopter flew to a property North of Laidley on Saturday morning to airlift a woman in her 20s who had been gored by a bull.


12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

Reported by Stephen | 15 Oct, 2015

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), and the George Institute for Global Health Australia will hold the 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference from 25-27 November 2015 at the University of Sydney.


Boggabri mine worker death report released

Reported by Stephen | 31 Aug, 2015

The NSW Department of Industry Mine Safety has released a report into the death of a rigger at Boggabri Coal Mine in May last year.


Man killed in Victoria workplace incident

Reported by Stephen | 03 Jul, 2015

The state of Victoria has suffered its seventh workplace fatality for the year, following the death of a 32-year-old man at a factory in Pakenham on Monday afternoon.


Workplace incident leaves man in hospital

Reported by Stephen | 23 Jun, 2015

A worker is nursing serious head injuries after he was crushed by equipment at a meat abattoir in south western Victoria on Monday afternoon.


Man injured after fall from house window

Reported by Stephen | 26 Mar, 2015

A man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after falling from the upstairs window of a house while fixing flyscreens.


Man injured in farming incident

Reported by Stephen | 19 Dec, 2014

A young man has been taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a farming incident on Wednesday night.


Man hospitalised after chainsaw accident

Reported by Stephen | 02 Jun, 2014

A 76-year-old Gracemere man was Friday morning rushed to Rockhampton Hospital after suffering abdominal injuries following an accident with a chainsaw.

Free workshop to achieve better return to work outcomes

Reported by Haydee | 02 Mar, 2012

WorkSafe will conduct a free two-hour workshop to assist employers with the tools they need to keep injured workers motivated during the return to work process on 15 March. The workshop will emphasize the importance of positive communication skills when dealing with injured workers returning to work. True stories on challenging cases that have ended …

Small Business Rebate Program launched

Reported by Haydee | 01 Mar, 2012

WorkCover NSW today launched the Small Business Rebate Program which offers rebates of up to $500 to assist small business owners and sole traders in making safety improvements. WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division General Manager, John Watson said that the new program will help more NSW small businesses in implementing safety improvements and reducing …