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Worksafe coal inspector

Employee prank backfires with work site explosion

One mischievous act violently shattered a work site. Authorities recently investigated why an employee thought it would be funny to blow up his workplace. In August 2022 subcontractor Vuksich and...

Cosmo truck explosion

Blasting goods exploded, propelling truck shrapnel 1km

Part of a heavy vehicle carrying hazardous chemicals burst into flames and became airborne for a great distance. An investigation found a 25 kg piece of shrapnel from a road train recently flew 800...

Cosmo truck explosion

Heavy vehicle blows up after blasting supplies ignite

A truck carrying hazardous chemicals burst into flames and shrapnel on an Outback road. Authorities are investigating how a road train carrying a mine blasting substance ignited and exploded along...

Golden Grove mine pit

Employer fined after sinkhole swallows machinery

A multinational mining company was penalised for failing to prevent a vehicle from falling into a cavity. Golden Grove Operations recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment...