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Serious Worker Injury Results in $90,000 Fine for Mining Company

A processing firm has been slapped with a $90,000 fine for an incident that happened in 2012 which resulted in a serious injury for one worker. The firm pleaded guilty to 2 charges of failing to provide a safe work

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Company Pleads Guilty over Wayne Vickery Death

The Canberra construction company that employed Wayne Vickery, a construction worker killed in a 2011 grader accident, has now pleaded guilty  to safety failings which resulted in the fatal incident. The 45 year old worker was killed on a Macgregor

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Report to be Prepared for Coroner Following Worker Death at Catherine Field

Following the death of a 57 year old worker at a construction site in Catherine Field, NSW police have announced that a report will be prepared for the coroner. According to initial reports the man was operating heavy machinery at

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Vic Workplace fatalities this year reach 11

So far this year fatalities on Victorian worksites have reached 11, this following the death of a 20 year old worker when part of the building he was working on collapsed onto him. Co-workers and passers-by tried frantically to lift

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Worker Battling Injury Turns to Drugs- Receives $820,000 Payout

Employers who fail to address safety issues on construction sites arent just failing themselves and their company but are also failing workers because in addition to the physical impact of injuries, there are ripple effects which can affect their entire

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Workers Responsibility in Avoiding Slips and Trips on Site

Slips, trips and falls are the most commonly occurring cause of injury on construction sites and on work sites in general which is why this aspect of OH&S requires and warrants more attention than less commonly occurring hazards. More workers

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New Workplace Laws to Curb Tasmanian Injury Record

According to Tasmanian unions, tougher fines under the new workplace laws will help to continue a downward trend in workplace injuries and fatalities. According to the figures released as part of the launch of WorkSafe month, we are seeing a

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Worker Suffers Lacerations and Burns while Cleaning Machinery

An important part of construction work is engaging with all types of machinery on site. Without these machines, we wouldn’t have the sophisticated methods of construction we do today and probably wouldn’t be able to build the magnificent structures and

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Memorial Service Held for Fallen Construction Worker

Last year a young Ben Catanzariti went to work as a concreter on a development construction site in Kingston only to be killed on the job when a 39 metre long concrete boom fell and hit into him. The young

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Avoiding Stress and Injuries on Site

Building industry workers are faced with so hazards in addition to physically taxing tasks such as having to bear heavy loads and using dangerous equipment and tools which can take their toll on a person. Add to that the risks

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