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‘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...

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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...

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StoreSAFE: How We Do Things At Blackwoods

Put yourself in this position. You’re in your crowded home garage and you want to pack away your surfboard, but where do you put it? You see a space at the top of some shelves in the corner. It might...

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Company director jailed for death of worker in WA

A prison sentence recently handed down to a company director in the Magistrates Court serves as a timely reminder that regulators are willing to seek, and courts are increasingly willing to impose...

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Worker seriously injured after fall from ladder

SafeWork SA has released a safety alert to highlight the dangers of working at height on ladders. On 10 April 2021, SafeWork SA received notification of a serious incident involving a worker at a...

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Incident | Man basket drops to the ground

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that occurred at an underground metals mine. Two electricians were in a man basket, attached to the extended boom of a telehandler, while the...

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Driving down fall-ish behaviour from vehicles

Falls from heights cause serious injuries. Data from SafeWork SA in 2020 identified that falls from trucks resulted in 18 serious injuries. Falls from height remain a high risk in Australian...

coal mine worker injury

Incident involving super large bore inflator adaptors

Queensland Mines Inspectorate has released a worker who has injured at a coal mine. On 25 August 2020 a Coal Mine Worker (CMW) was deflating an ultra-class rear dump truck tyre using a super large...

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Worker seriously injured after falling from roof

WorkSafe Queensland has released a safety alert regarding a worker who suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately six metres through a roof after walking on an old skylight panel that had...

AMSJ Nov 2021