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Excavator bucket detaches from semiautomatic quick hitch, crushes leg

19 November, 2019

A worker's leg has been crushed after an excavator bucket unexpectedly disconnected from height during a house demolition.


Piloting a drone? You need to know these safety rules

13 November, 2019 by Simone Poulter* | Supplied by: Vanguard Wireless Pty Ltd

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are being used increasingly in industries such as construction. Simone Poulter sets out some need-to-know safety rules.


Machinery crushes abattoir worker

07 November, 2019

The 46-year-old worker died after being crushed by a hydraulically operated stainless steel bucket while manually handling goat carcasses.


Employers urged to ensure safe vehicle movement after several deaths

05 November, 2019

The warning comes after the results of a coronial inquest into a 2015 death were released and follows several other serious incidents involving vehicles. 


BodyGuard i-Tag Pedestrian Detection Safety and Warning System

01 November, 2019 | Supplied by: BodyGuard Safety Solutions

The BodyGuard-iTag pedestrian safety warning system is designed to ensure people remain a safe distance from mobile plants on a worksite.


Meat slicer seriously injures worker

28 October, 2019

WHS Queensland is investigating after a young worker suffered serious hand injuries at a meat processing plant.


Importance of up-to-date alarm annunciators

24 October, 2019 by Gary Bradshaw* | Supplied by: Omniflex (Australia) Pty Ltd

Twenty-five years after a major explosion at a UK oil refinery, Omniflex's Gary Bradshaw explains the importance of up-to-date alarm annunciation.


Bridge crane falls, injures worker

21 October, 2019

A crane operator has been injured after a bridge crane's anchoring system failed, causing the crane to fall to the ground.


A semi-autonomous bulldozer hit an excavator: now we know why

15 October, 2019

A semi-autonomous bulldozer hit an excavator due to poor sight lines and a breakdown in communications, according to the NSW Resources Regulator.


Angle grinder kicks back, injures worker

03 October, 2019

A South Australian worker has sustained serious injuries after the angle grinder he was using became jammed and kicked back into his face.


Pinnacle New Switching Device Safety Mat System

02 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

Pinnacle's switching device safety mats are pressure-sensitive products that help stop hazardous machines operating in the presence of a worker.


Falling counterweight prompts safety alert

25 September, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a safety alert after a hoist failure on a mining site caused a 20 t counterweight to fall 30 m from its operating position.


RCT SmarTrack fleet management system

10 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Remote Control Technologies

RCT's SmarTrack Global fleet management system allows for global reporting and seat, seatbelt, speed and weight monitoring.


Universities test widely used concrete screw anchors

09 September, 2019 by Bert Heinrich* | Supplied by: Enerpac Div/Actuant Australia

Australian researchers are using Enerpac hydraulics to test strength and resistance to pull-out failure of screw anchors, Enerpac's Bert Heinrich explains.


Moved road signs cause truck accident at NSW coalmine

09 September, 2019

Moved road signs have been implicated as the cause of a heavy vehicle collision at Maules Creek Coal Mine that left one mine worker with serious injuries.


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