WA: Welder Dies During Routine Fabrication Task

Reported by Julia | 01 Oct, 2010

A man has been killed at a Welshpool worksite in in Perth’s east this morning. The 34-year-old man worked as a welder and boilermaker at an engineering business. Early reports say he died while working on a crane, performing a routine fabrication procedure. Operations at the site had ceased while regulatory authorities, including WorkSafe WA, …

VIC: Govt Arm Vows Better Safety After Welding Blast

Reported by Julia | 28 Sep, 2010

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) has entered into an enforceable undertaking with WorkSafe Victoria after a tank explosion seriously injured a worker last year. In April 2009, a 31 year-old DSE worker was told to weld a leak in a 400-litre fuel tank at an Alexandra depot. “The unsupervised worker was told the …