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Work fatality rate rising in WA

Work fatality rates are on the rise in Western Australia, according to the latest Safe Work Australia data. The data, which is based on work fatality rates per 100,000 workers over thirteen years to...

Increased drug use poses testing challenges on mine sites

Mining companies are feeling the pressure to manage the impacts of drugs and alcohol in the workplace as recreational drug use increases, according to national survey results released this week. The...

Worker seriously injured when caught in moving conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant...

117 Australians have been killed at work in 2016

As at September 6, 117 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016, according to Safe Work Australia data. The Agriculture, foresty and fishing industry and the Transport, postal and...

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...

RECALL: Defects discovered in self-rescuers

A batch of self-rescuers have been recommended to be returned for assessment due to a defect has been revealed by a NSW Mine Safety Alert. The SR50 and SR100A self rescuers have been recommended by...

Serious head laceration leads to investigation

A mine operator received a serious head injury from a damaged roof support strap, prompting an investigation by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit. The incident occurred on January 22 at the...

15 Australian workers killed on the job

Fifteen Australian workers have been killed at work this year so far, according to statistics by SafeWork Australia. As at February 17, there have been three fatalities in the transport, postal and...