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Fatality at Telfer mine in the Pilbara

A worker has been crushed to death at Newcrest’s Telfer gold and copper mine in the Pilbara, WA. The accident happened yesterday morning around 9.30am and is believed to have occurred near a...

Product safety recall on angle grinder

The ACCC has issued a product safety recall on Rebel Tools Angle Grinders over non-approved switches that allow the grinders to be locked in the on position during use – model numbers REB2100AG &...

Changes to Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme

Private companies will now be allowed to become self-insurers under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme. Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, made the announcement yesterday...

SA guides to bullying and fatigue released

Safe Work Australia has just released guides on workplace bullying and fatigue. Following an extensive consultation and review process, Safe Work Australia converted the draft Code of...

Copper mine cops fine over river contamination

Operators of the Baal Gammon copper mine, west of Herberton in Qld, pleaded guilty to three charges last Thursday, relating to the unauthorised release of contaminated water into Jamie Creek and the...

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