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DNRM mine shaft

Industry urged to seal shafts before it is a hazard

The industry is being encouraged to seal mine shafts before they become a potential hazard. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) recently asked mining companies to ensure...

BMA Norwich Park Mine dump truck

Mine operator paid $1.2m compo for brain injury

A Central Queensland mine operator has been awarded $1.2 million in compensation after suffering major brain injuries caused by working long hours and driving for extended periods. Dump truck...

BHP Mount Arthur Coal Mine crash

Storm blamed for car crash leaving one injured

A State Government-funded agency has taken a page from 1980s pop music band Milli Vanilli, blaming the rain for causing a serious car crash. A worker recently suffered serious injuries after crashing...

Illegal fireworks warning issued ahead of holidays

Authorities warn using illegal fireworks this festive season could be dangerous. WorkSafe and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) recently urged holidayers to avoid setting off illegal fireworks because...

Mackay Courthouse

Mining services company to plead guilty for bungles

One of the world’s largest mining services providers is widely expected to plead guilty for failing to meet safety rules and causing death. QMEB understands that Thiess Australia is preparing to...

Work-related injuries killed 195 workers last year

Last year, 195 workers died from injuries received at work, according to Safe Work Australia’s latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report. The report highlights a positive downward...

Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

Injured coal miner awarded more than $1.2m

A Hail Creek coal miner has been awarded more than $1.2m in compensation in Federal Court after being stood down by Rio Tinto after an injury. The Federal Court ordered more than $1,272,109 in...

Rio Tinto fined $50k for sacking injured worker

A Federal Court judge has handed down a $50,000 penalty against Rio Tinto for victimising and illegally standing down a Hail Creek coal miner. The victim, Michael Haylett, injured his neck while...

Targeting Back Pain

Reducing the Strain

WorkCover Queensland delivers the cold hard facts about musculoskeletal injuries and compensation in the mining industry. Did you know that musculoskeletal injuries are the cause of over half of all...