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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...

Sixteen work-related fatalities in July

There were 16 work-related deaths during July, according to Safe Work Australia’s Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report. The report reveals 11 male workers, one female worker, three male...

Water truck engulfed in flames at NSW mine

A safety alert by the NSW Department of Industry’s Resources and Energy division has been released after a fire destroyed a Caterpillar 777F water truck at an open-cut coal mine on October 15...

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Shift work hard on the ticker

Working long hours may get you in the good books with your employer, but recent studies have shown it has its health implications. In the mining industry, shifts are as far from a nine-to-five desk...

Contractor fatality at Northern Star gold mine

A contractor working at Northern Star Resources’ Paulsens Gold Mine has died after becoming “seriously unwell” this morning. Northern Star has temporarily ceased operational...

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Conference calls for safety management overhaul

If businesses are to prevent accidents at work they need to completely overhaul health and safety management, according to presenters at the Fluoro Conference being held in Perth. Safety...