QLD: Man Dead in Industrial Blast

Reported by Julia | 23 Jul, 2010

A man has been killed in an industrial shed explosion in Mackay on Wednesday. Emergency services received several calls after the blast in Len Shield St, Paget, in north Queensland, at 2.38pm. The man was found dead when emergency crews arrived at the aluminium fabrication business site. According to a police spokesperson, the deceased had …

QLD:Welding Accident Injures Seaman

Reported by Julia | 30 Jun, 2010

An explosion on the deck of a ship off the central Queensland coast has caused burn injuries to a mariner yesterday. According to Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokeswoman Tracey Jiggins, two men were welding on the coal ship’s deck when a spark ignited. Ms Jiggins said the 30-year-old Filipino national’s clothing caught fire, forcing him …

NSW: Company fined over wrongful dismissal

Reported by Julia | 26 Jun, 2010

A manufacturing company has been ordered to pay a worker over an unfair termination due to unsafe work practices. The company fired the worker on 29 September 2009. The man aggravated his preexisting back injury after trying to realign the welded panels of a welding machine. The company believed it to be an unsafe action …