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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...

Anniversary of Northparkes mine disaster

On November 24, 1999, disaster struck underground at Northparkes mine in central New South Wales and the lives of four miners were lost. Ross Bodkin 41, Michael House 33, Stuart Osmond 47 and Colin...

Worker injured using high-pressure water pump

A worker was injured after using high-pressure water jetting equipment, according to a significant incident report by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The worker was in a confined space...

The assumptions about safety holding us back

A QUICK BIT OF BRAIN THEORY I need to really quickly (and briefly) introduce a concept about the way you see the world before we get into the main discussion, and the guts of this concept is that...

SafeWork NSW reminds workers to be safe in summer

As it gets closer to summer and temperatures heat up this week, SafeWork NSW has issued a reminder of the importance of working safely this summer. Executive Director of SafeWork NSW Peter Dunphy...

Australian steel industry warns of import safety

The Australian Steel Institute and the Welding Technology Institute of Australia have warned the steel industry that fabricated steel entering the country from China are not up to scratch. Welding...

Hunter Valley power station explosion injures two

Workers at a Hunter Valley power station have been offered counselling after an explosion that injured two workers last week. A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital after receiving burns to his face...

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