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Take a Moment to Catch Your Breath

Food, clothing and shelter may be the basic needs of human kind, but they pale in comparison to our most essential need of all; the need to breath, writes TR Mackay.  Clean air is vital to our...

Calls For Remote Truck Drivers to Have Mandatory GPS

The Transport Workers Union is calling for the introduction of  new laws making it mandatory for employers to provide emergency positioning beacons to transport workers operating in remote areas. The...

Dozer Belly Plate Fell On Woodie Woodie Mine Worker

The worker who died near  Woodie Woodie mine in WA on Tuesday was killed while attempting to remove a belly plate from a dozer, according to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). DMP...

Warning Issued: If It’s Flooded – Forget It

With severe weather warnings and localised flooding across Queensland and many parts of the country, motorists are being reminded that if it’s flooded – forget it. There is currently a...

Crane Topples Over In Front of Inspector at Roy Hill

Talk about embarrassing – a crane has toppled over in front of a safety inspector at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine construction site  in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The incident...

Mine Worker Killed Near Pilbara Manganese Mine

A mine worker has been killed near Consolidated Minerals’ Woodie Woodie manganese mine in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The fatality occurred yesterday on a mining tenement during...

Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

A Second on Safety by David G Broadbent There is that awful rapping of the knuckles on the door. It usually has to be repeated 2-3 times; the manager always seems to knock ever so quietly. Why do you...

Cyclone Alert for Port Hedland and Karratha

Cyclone Alert for Port Hedland and Karratha

A blue alert has been issued for the mining towns of Port Hedland and Karratha due to concern that a tropical low off the northern coast of Western Australia could develop into a category 2 cyclone...

Miner Sacked For Drug Use Claims Drink Was Spiked

A mine worker who tested positive to methylamphetamine during a routine mine site drug test has told the Fair Work Commission that she believes her drink was spiked during a hotel drinking binge...

Miner Breaks Foot at Mount Kembla Mine

A mine worker has broken his foot 5 kilometres underground at the Dendrobium mine at Mount Kembla in New South Wales. According to the Illawarra Mercury the incident occurred this morning when a...

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