Construction Workers Protest Over Safety Concerns at Canberra Site

Reported by Zoe | 01 Nov, 2013

Over 100 workers protested at an ACT construction site today over their concerns for safety. Work stopped at the Braddon site today as a result of the protest. Inspectors from WorkSafe ACT are talking to management at the construction site about the concerns raised by the CFMEU. These issues include the lack of an established …

Construction Workers Return to Work after Safety Sit-In

Reported by Zoe | 02 Aug, 2013

The CFMEU (Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union) has said that workers at a major port development in central Queensland returned to work today after they staged a “sit-in” that lasted for four days over safety concerns. They didn’t strike but attended the site and sat in a shed for 12 hours. Workers at the …

ATSB: Planes take off at night without runway lights

Reported by Haydee | 31 Oct, 2012

An investigation conducted May this year revealed that several planes took off at night without runway lights at the Gladstone airport. According to the report, the runway lights are pilot-controlled and that two airline companies have established measures to prevent accidents in the future. Gladstone airport’s chief executive Phillip Cash said in an ABC report …

Driver fatally injured in fuel tanker crash

Reported by Haydee | 14 Sep, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A fuel tanker driver was fatally injured in a road accident on Thursday night. According to initial investigations, the driver lost control of his truck causing it roll and spill fuel on the road. It was hit by a car travelling behind it on the Hume Freeway near Violet Town in Central …

Bullying Reported in WA Mines

Reported by Zoe | 08 Aug, 2012

An electrician in his 20’s has made a claim to Fair Work Australia about bullying at a mine in the Pilbara region of WA. His claim alleges that he encountered 6 weeks of bullying because he spoke about concerns for safety where he was working and requested that an OHS supervisor be appointed, he also …