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Queensland DNRME files charges against mining companies

30 January, 2020

The Queensland DNRME has filed charges against a mining company and commenced legal proceedings against two quarry operators and a coal plant.


WorkSafe Vic charges two companies after crane death

08 January, 2020

Alliance CG and Clark Cranes have been charged for failing to provide a safe work environment, after a 48-year-old man was killed at a building site in Box Hill.


Mining company fined $136K over injured worker

11 December, 2019

A mining company has been fined $136,000 over an incident at Doyalson's Manning Colliery where a worker sustained a serious head injury.


Burn incident sees paint manufacturer fined $75K

10 December, 2019

A paint mixing and manufacturing company has been fined $75,750 and ordered to upskill key staff after a worker was severely burnt while cleaning.


Charges laid over death in Victorian milk processing plant

10 December, 2019

WorkSafe has charged Big Hill Cranes, A-1 Engineering and an engineer after a man was killed in an accident at a decommissioned milk factory in Victoria.


Victoria suffers three worker deaths in "horror" week

06 December, 2019

Three workers have died in separate incidents across Victoria in what the state's safety regulator is calling a "horror" end to November.


Industrial gas supplier fined $200K following worker death

05 December, 2019

A company with ties to an international entity specialising in the manufacture and supply of industrial gases has been fined $200,000 following a worker death.


SA worker fined $8K for unlicensed asbestos removal

03 December, 2019

A South Australian man has been fined $8100 plus costs for unlicensed asbestos removal, despite a previous fine and licence cancellation.


Qld SSEs urged to check safety procedures after coalmine worker death

29 November, 2019

Queensland's coalmine site senior executives are being urged to review their safety procedures after a worker died at Carborough Downs Underground Mine.


Construction company fined $650K for deadly fall

26 November, 2019

A construction company has been fined $650K after its failure to maintain a safe working environment or provide instruction led a worker to fall to his death.


Electrical company and its director charged after worker death

25 November, 2019

An electrical services company and its director have been charged after failures in the workplace resulted in the death of a fourth-year apprentice electrician.


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.


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.


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