Full worker’s compensation restored for injured police officers in SA

Reported by Haydee | 15 Feb, 2016

The Police Association of South Australia and the SA Government have reached an agreement to provide ongoing medical cover and income support for police officers who have been injured in the line of duty, who have not been able to return to work within two years of their injury.


Protect young workers from injuries, urges SafeWork

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2016

Young workers below the age of 25 accounted for 16 percent of all injuries recorded in NSW workplaces during 2013/14. More than 15,000 young workers were injured during that period and seven killed across NSW.

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Company fined for boilermaker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 04 Dec, 2015

A metal fabrication company has been fined $90,000 following a labour hire worker’s death in its metal fabrication workshop.


Company and project manager fined for crane collapse

Reported by Haydee | 30 Nov, 2015

A construction company and one of its project managers have been fined more than 55,000 following an incident where a crane rolled over during the construction of a hall at a Prestons Catholic School.


Power company offers counselling to workers at a power station following explosion

Reported by Haydee | 16 Nov, 2015

A power company offers counselling to workers at the Liddell power station after an explosion on Thursday afternoon. AGL is providing counselling services to the workers who may be traumatised by the incident. ABC reported that two workers were injured in the explosion. One of the workers suffered burns to his face and hands, while …

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Scaffolder fined for worker’s fall

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2015

The Perth-based scaffolder pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week.

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WorkCover Connect launched

Reported by Haydee | 15 Oct, 2015

WorkCover Queensland has launched WorkCover Connect, a new online service to assist Queensland businesses in effectively managing workers’ compensation.


Scrap metal business fined after worker loses finger

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2015

A scrap metal business in South Australia was convicted and fined $39,000 in the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work to protect workers while loading and unloading trucks.

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Company’s appeal on $375,000 fine dismissed

Reported by Haydee | 15 Sep, 2015

The appeal was dismissed on Wednesday. The Court of Appeal did not accept the company’s argument that the fines imposed should be according to the seriousness of the employees’ injuries.