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173 workers killed in 2015

More than 170 workers have been killed at work in 2015, according to Safe Work Australia statistics. The data, collected up until December 1, revealed 173 people had died at work, including 23 in construction, 13 in mining and 10 in manufacturing...

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Worker seriously injured during routine maintenance

A process operator received burns to his body and face while undertaking routine maintenance, according to a significant incident report released by the DMP. The report states the operator opened the...

Black Lung sees Central Queensland miners walk off site

The return of the deadly Black Lung disease has seen Central Queensland mine workers walk off site as concerns for their health arise. Four Queensland miners, including two employed at Vale’s...

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R U ok at work

Lawyer Melissa Demarco and Partner Shae McCartney write about managing mental illness, and asking the difficult questions. On September 10, Australians acknowledged the impact of mental illness on...

Deadly “Black Lung” disease re-emerges in Queensland

Three cases of Black Lung have been detected in three months at coal mines in Queensland, in what could be the tip of the iceberg for a disease that had been wiped out in Australia half a century ago...

Minister to conduct review in health screening of miners

Minister for Mines and Natural Resources Dr Anthony Lynham has decided to conduct a review into the system of health screening of mine workers in Queensland to establish if improvements need to be...

BHP hit with $7.2b lawsuit after Brazil mine disaster

The Brazilian Government intends to sue Samarco, Vale and BHP for $7.2b for clean-up costs and damages after dams collapsed at their iron ore operation in Minas Gerais killing 13 people. According to...

Australians underestimate risks of heat, research says

Health professionals are using the first day of summer to warn Australians to prepare for a hot summer and scorching heatwaves. Heat expert Liz Hanna says heatwaves kill many Australians and extreme...

Keep safe at work over the festive season

With Christmas exactly one month away, SafeWork Victoria has warned to keep safe over the busy holiday season. “While the build-up to Christmas is a busy period for every workplace, it should...

Falling concrete slab kills two construction workers

Two construction workers have been crushed to death by a falling concrete slab in Perth. The incident occurred at a work site in East Perth just after 11.30am, according to Perth Now.  Emergency...

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