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Solomon Hub

‘Ground collapse’ kills mine employee

A major resources company blamed an underground cavity for taking the life of a worker. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) confirmed one of its employees fell to his death after the ground collapsed at the...

CITIC Pacific Mining Sino Iron workers

Mine worker dies from severe fall

An Asia-headquartered conglomerate postponed work at one operation after an employee passed away. CITIC Pacific Mining confirmed the worker died at the Sino Iron Mine, about 90km southwest of...

fall from height

Rigger falls from height

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fall from height incident. A rigger had completed lift activities and was dismounting a scaffold. While climbing onto the ladder, the rigger ducked under a...

safety alert for mobile plant

Can we make Working at Height Safer?

Working at height remains one of the greatest causes of fatalities and major injuries on Australian worksites, with many workers finding themselves in positions where they are expected to work at...

extension ladder safety device wins awards

Ladder safety device wins award

A ladder safety device has one an Australian safety award for the best solution for managing a workplace health and safety risk. The device, which helps minimise the risk of falls while working on...

Safety harness for fall protection

Safety harness inspection warning

A leading manufacturer has issued a safety harness inspection warning following the identification of potential defects in a D-ring component that could lead to serious injury or death from...

Ensham Resources

Engineering company sued $2m after accident

A diversified services company is facing a near $2 million workplace accident lawsuit in Central Queensland. A young boilermaker is suing contractor UGL Operations and Maintenance after suffering a...

AMSJ Nov 2021