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Man injured after falling from scaffolding in South East Queensland

Reported by Stephen | 07 Apr, 2016

A man has suffered a serious head injury after falling from scaffolding in South East Queensland. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon near Maleny, about 78 kilometers north of Brisbane. Paramedics assessed the 30-year-old man at the scene before taking him to Nambour hospital for further treatment. Statistics from Safe Work Australia show more than …

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Fifteen Australian workers killed on the job in 2016

Reported by Stephen | 01 Mar, 2016

Recent statistics from Safe Work Australia show 15 Australian workers have been killed while at work in 2016. So far, the Agriculture, forestry & fishing and Construction workplaces have each recorded four fatalities.

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Eight Australian workers killed in 2016 so far

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jan, 2016

Recent statistics from Safe Work Australia show 8 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016. The Agriculture, forestry & fishing workplaces have so far recorded the highest number of fatalities (3).

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Musculoskeletal disorders education program

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jan, 2016

To help combat the problem, the Mine Safety Industry Assistance Unit is running its popular musculoskeletal disorders education program in the Far West of NSW. The program has already run with great success in the Central West, North Coast and South Coast regions.

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Painter hospitalised after fall

Reported by Stephen | 15 Dec, 2015

A painter has been taken to hospital with suspected head injuries after falling while working on a veranda in Sydney.

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WA company fined over worker’s burns

Reported by Stephen | 10 Dec, 2015

A company has been fined $80,000 plus $6000 in costs after an apprentice was seriously burnt when a tractor engine caught fire at a social event at its premises in Western Australia.

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Fewer workers treated for mango rash this season

Reported by Stephen | 09 Dec, 2015

Fewer cases of mango rash have been reported in the Northern Territory this year, compared to previous years. This has seen a decrease in the number of workers seeking treatment for mango dermatitis at the Katherine Hospital during the harvesting period.

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Injured workers in NSW to get more benefits

Reported by Stephen | 06 Dec, 2015

The NSW government has announced more changes to the workers compensation scheme. The changes announced by Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello on Friday will boost benefits for injured workers to assist in their recovery and return to work.