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Operator Fined After Driver Killed in Quarry Accident

Following the tragic death of a dump truck driver in 2016, a quarry operator has been fined $230,000. The driver was killed when the vehicle he was operating rolled on a stockpile.The man was in his sixties at the time.

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Townsville Accident Claims Workers Life

Another fatal workplace accident has taken place, this time in Townsville, highlighting once again the risks associated with construction work. A man has been killed in Bohle. It is believed he was hit by a falling pipe being unloaded from

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Keeping Workers Safe This Summer – WorkSafe Safety Warning

The NT is one of the areas in Australia experiencing extremely hot temperatures prompting WorkSafe to issue a safety warning to businesses and workers to take precautions to avoid heat illnesses which can be deadly. Heat related illness can present

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Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close. The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities.

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Workers Warned of Extreme Heat Dangers

A warning has been issued to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments. Although the reminder was issued by The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, it is a warning that people in construction trades should

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Worker Injured while using an Electric Grinder in NSW

A man in northern NSW has been rushed to hospital for treatment of a serious wrist injury after an incident with an electric grinder. Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident where they discovered a man in his

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Company Fined $300,000 for Apprentice Electrocution Incident

A Melbourne electrical firm was recently convicted and fined $300,000 over an incident involving an apprentice in 2016. The third year apprentice died from electrocution while laying cables at a property in Camberwell. The company pleaded guilty to 2 charges

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Sydney Light Rail Project Workers Discover Human Bones

Sydney light rail construction has undergone yet another delay, this time at workers found human remains while digging. The workers were digging out the front of Central Station when they found bones which could have been there for more than

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The Jobs That Are Most Deadly for Australian Men

A recent article mentioned the deadliest jobs for Australian men but writers aren’t talking about just the physical risks and hazards involved with work. Figures show that mental health issues among tradies is a serious problem that is claiming many

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Queensland’s Five Year Plan to Improve Health and Safety in the Workplace

Queensland has a 5 year plan which will make the state safer, its Work Health and Safety Board says. The peak advisory board, made up of representatives from employer associations, trade unions and academia came up with the plan in

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