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Mining companies increasingly recognise that they operate within a community and are obliged to be a good neighbour, abiding by the community’s right to know about neighbourhood decisions that might affect them. Traditionally, community involvement...

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The height of safety

We chat to fall prevention expert Carl Sachs about current issues in the height safety industry. What do you believe are the current limitations with regard to the Australian laws and standards on...

Chemical supply company fined $5000

A chemical supply company was fined $5000 last week for failing to report a dangerous goods incident which caused significant burns to one of its workers. The incident occurred at AGent Sales &...

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...

Thailand To Shut Last Gold Mine

Thailand officials have announced they will close the country’s only active gold mine by the end of the month. A senior industry ministry official had ordered the closure of the Australian...

Quarry Worker Dies After Dump Truck Rollover

A man has been killed this morning after a truck rollover at a Melbourne quarry. Police and emergency services were called to the quarry, located in Plumpton at the intersection of Leakes Road and...

New benefits for injured NSW workers

Injured workers will be eligible for two new benefits that provide further support for them to return to work. A $1000 new employment assistance benefit is available to all injured workers who return...

Contractor fined $20,000 for Christmas Creek fatality

A mining contracting company has been fined $20,000 in Perth Magistrates Court for the death of a worker at Fortescue Metal Group’s Christmas Creek mine in 2013. Mesa West Pty Ltd was charged...

black lung

BLACK LUNG: Eight cases confirmed

An eighth case of Black Lung disease has been publicly confirmed today, making it the second coal miner in less than a week to be diagnosed with the deadly disease. The contract worker, who has asked...

As many as 12 miners could have black lung, union says

A seventh case of Black Lung disease has been announced this week, with confirmation coming that the latest case is a 55-year-old miner with a long history working in Queensland coal mines. CFMEU...

BREAKING: Seventh coal miner diagnosed with black lung

Another Queensland coal worker has been diagnosed with coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, bringing the number of confirmed cases to seven. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham told...

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