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DMIRS New hazard register available

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has developed a new hazard register, which presents the findings from 53 serious injury or serious incident investigations undertaken...

You can help save lives, CEO MinEx

You can help save lives I still vividly remember attending my first fatality. A young electrician was electrocuted on a steel gantry. He had so much life ahead of him. And yes, his death was...

Company fined $95,000 after Goldfield mine injury

Evolution Mining, formerly La Mancha Resources, has been fined $95,000 following an incident that seriously injured a worker in 2013. Benedict Wydra was working at the company’s Frog’s...

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...

Company fined $50,000 after worker loses both legs

An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure – a wholly owned...

Underground worker crushed in IT work basket

A worker received serious head injuries after being crushed between an integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and the roof of excavation. Two servicemen were in the work basket removing pipe...

Work-related fatalities at 20-year low in NSW

The latest data released by New South Wales’ workers compensation authority shows a significant fall in death and injury rates in the state’s workplaces. The Statistical Bulletin 2013/14...