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Mine worker death under investigation by NSW Resources Regulator

20 November, 2019

A worker has died at Bulga Open Cut mine after being found unconscious and unresponsive in the cabin of the rubber-tyred dozer he was operating.


Building company charged for failure to cover floor holes

18 November, 2019

A building company has been charged with failing to apply mesh to holes or openings in floors after a labour hire backpacker fell 13 floors to her death.


Qld launches campaign to help cultivate farm safety

18 November, 2019

Queenslanders, help keep your workmates safe by sharing your farm safety tips to Twitter via #safefarmqld.


At sea with mental health

18 November, 2019

Employers need to take a more 'proactive approach' to addressing the challenges that come with working at sea, research suggests.


New standard to help ensure battery storage sector safety

12 November, 2019

A new standard designed to ensure battery systems' safety, consistency and reliability has been released in a bid to help fill industry knowledge gaps.


Mine issued 13 prohibition notices for unsafe structures

08 November, 2019

Thuddungra Mine has ceased processing operations after receiving 13 prohibition notices for unsafe conveyor, screening, cyclone and bin structures.


WorkSafe Awards winners announced

07 November, 2019

A knifeless conveyor belt splicing technique and hot water system hoist were among the winners at this year's WorkSafe Awards.


Company skewered with $110K over impaled worker

04 November, 2019

A building company has been fined $110,000 and ordered to pay $1097.95 in costs after a worker fell and was impaled on a steel bar while constructing a house.


Homebuilder fined $77K for failing to control fall from height risks

01 November, 2019

A Queensland homebuilder has been fined $77,200 after failing to control fall from height risks at two worksites.


Man dies after falling six metres — likely from a ladder

31 October, 2019

A man has died after falling six metres — likely from a ladder — while working on an air-conditioning system at a civic centre.


Unlicensed labour hire company slapped with $75K fine

30 October, 2019

An unlicensed labour hire company has been fined $75,000 for supplying workers to another business, in breach of the Labour Hire Licensing Act.


Company fined $120K for failing to provide fall protection

25 October, 2019

Sandarra Electrics has been fined $120,000 for exposing workers to risk of serious injury on a Geelong construction site.


Company crushed with $80K fine after tyre shredder injury

24 October, 2019

A tyre recycling facility operator has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay $4217 in costs after a young worker's arm was crushed in a tyre shredder.


Workers encouraged to 'Speak Up. Save Lives'

23 October, 2019

SafeWork NSW is encouraging workers to report any safety concerns through its new app, 'Speak Up. Save Lives'.


Fallen tilt-up panel lands $47K fine

22 October, 2019

A building company has been fined $47,000 after a 3.88-tonne tilt-up concrete panel fell from a building under construction onto a neighbouring carpark.


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