Workplace Injuries a High Risk for Jockeys

Reported by Zoe | 20 Jul, 2013

According to available statistics a jockey will have on average 12 workplace accidents during their career with six of these resulting in broken bones. On Friday the Pastor Bob Prior Race Day was held at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park and there was supposed to be a minute’s silence incorporated into the day to commemorate the more …

TWU Says Truck Crashes are Workplace Accidents

Reported by Zoe | 19 Dec, 2012

A central Queensland truck driver who works as a sub-contractor has raised concern that roads that “bleed” and flick loose stones into traffic is a risk for him and other truck drivers. Recently his windscreen was cracked on a stretch of road in Emerald and his question according to the Central Queensland News is who …

Life Quilt Project to remember South Australians killed in workplace accidents

Reported by Haydee | 26 Apr, 2012

A project to commemorate people who have been killed in industrial accidents was launched on the 20th April by Minister for Industrial Relations, Russell Wortley. Families of South Australians who lost their lives as a result of workplace accidents have supported the project to create a special quilt which will tour the State to increase …

VIC: Five work-related fatalities in 11 days

Reported by Haydee | 02 Dec, 2011

Five more fatalities have been added to Victoria’s workplace toll for this year. These recent incidents bring Victoria’s workplace fatality toll to 21 for this year, according to a media release by WorkSafe Victoria. WorkSafe Health and Safety Executive Director Ian Forsyth said that the accidents including the five recent fatalities which happened in the …