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Bulldozer

Wrong step sends worker to emergency department

An employee learnt the hard way to take greater care when exiting machinery. One operator was recently hospitalised with serious injuries after falling from his dozer. The worker had finished...

Henty mine recovery team

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...

Dump truck

Two deaths, hundreds of serious injuries reported

Authorities shared grim news that workplace accidents are rising and some incidents were so severe they claimed the lives of relatively young workers. Total serious lost time injuries (LTIs) rose...

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...

AMSJ April 2022