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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...

Mining Truck

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...

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Powerline incidents prompt safety warning

WorkSafe Victoria is urging employers operating mobile machinery near overhead power lines to put safety first following a spate of electric shock incidents and near misses. Since November 2020, one...

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...

mineworker fall from height

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...

Unsafe Work Practices Around Conveyors

Unsafe work practices around mining conveyors

Because of the size, speed and high-horsepower drive motors, mining conveyors pose a number of risks to personnel working on or near them. In addition to all of the physical danger zones, when an...

Falls from walkways and platforms

Falls from walkways and platforms

The Queensland Coal Mines Inspector safety bulletin has released two incidents regarding coal mine workers (CMW) have fallen through a mesh walkway and a mesh platform. In both incidents the coal...

Workers’ Compensation Scheme Developments in Australia and New Zealand

Summary of Workers’ Compensation Report now published

Safe Work Australia has published a snapshot of workers’ compensation scheme developments. This is the first edition of the Summary of Workers’ Compensation Scheme Developments in Australia and...