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Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

A multinational resources company confessed to unlawfully causing one employee death at a mine site. A Rio Tinto subsidiary recently pleaded guilty to failing to enforce speed limits, resulting in a...

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Mining giant accused of inflicting brain damage

A multinational resources company was sued for allegedly damaging a vital human organ in northwest Queensland. Glencore is defending Brisbane ­Supreme Court allegations that a toddler developed brain...

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Worker penalised for recklessly removing asbestos

A foreign and unqualified craftsman unsafely performed demolition work, a judge ruled. The Brisbane Magistrates Court recently fined a tradesman who allegedly removed asbestos in a way that breaches...

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Employer charged for worker killed in mine collapse

Authorities are preparing to formally accuse a mid-tier mining company of criminal activity, two years after an employee died from an underground cave-in. The Federal Government plans to charge Unity...

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Employers sued $6.7M for Bowen Basin mine fatality

Grieving colleagues and family members want two mining services companies to pay for a workplace death in Central Queensland’s Isaac region. Bradley Hardwick might still be alive if a park...

AMSJ April 2022