NSW: Union Raises Concern for Harbour Bridge Workers

Reported by Admin | 19 Oct, 2010

There may be a cancer cluster among Sydney Harbour Bridge painters and maintenance workers, a union claims. Members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) had met with the management of Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) on Thursday to raise the issue of cancer cases among bridge workers. According to the union, the …

SA: Man fined after lit cigarette causes blast

Reported by Admin | 31 May, 2010

A man who caused an explosion at work by lighting a cigarette has been fined for violating occupational health and safety laws. The man pleaded guilty before the Industrial Court to causing the blast at a workplace at West Croydon in Adelaide in June 2007. He was fined $4,000. The Industrial Court heard the man …