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Worker Recovering After Workplace Accident

A man was injured recently while working in the Western Downs Region. The man, believed to be in his thirties, is recovering in hospital after being struck by metal. The incident occurred around 9:30am north-west of Toowoomba. The man was

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WorkSafe ACTs Focus on Work from Height Safety

WorkSafe ACT is narrowing in on employers who compromise workers’ safety when it comes to working from height and can now issue an on-the-spot fine of up to 3,600 to offenders. In the 2017-18 period, there were 72 workers compensation

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Worker Paralysed, Company Director Fined

A director has learned  the hard way about the importance of employee safety, after being fined $12,500 in addition to the company’s $37,500 fine for an incident that left a worker a tetraplegic. The company and its director failed to

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Worker’s Thumb Replaced by Toe after Workplace Accident

One man has been given new hope after a workplace accident after undergoing life-changing surgery to replace a lost thumb with his big toe. The workplace incident happened when he was working as a trainee line operator at a manufacturing

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Addressing The Most Common Workplace Accidents

The construction industry in The United States holds alot of similarities to work here in Australia, which is why I found it interesting that their 10 most common construction hazards are so alike ours but also different in many ways.

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Worker Crushed by Concrete Slab on Road Construction Site

A worker was hospitalised on Wednesday after being crushed by a concrete slab on a road construction site in NSW. The man, in his 30s sustained serious injuries after he became trapped under a heavy slab before being freed by

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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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Workplace Accident results in Fatality on Tasmanian Site

A worker has died on a copper mine on Tasmania’s west coast, the same mine where 2 men were killed last month. The man was a 53 year old loader operator who was contracted to work on the site. The

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Construction Safety: Beware of Falling Hazards

A construction accident which took place recently on a rural property west of Ipswich is an example of the risks associated with merely setting foot onto a construction site and why each worker should be trained on general safety in

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Worker Predicted Accident which Changed his Life

Link: http://media.canberratimes.com.au/news/national-news/workplace-accident-victim-jeff-olsen-4513203.html The Canberra Times website recently carried an enlightening story on the consequences of workplace hazards when the proper controls are not put in place and workers are not engaged in to the safety process. The article was based

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