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Slip into something less comfortable

Mining ergonomics expert, Robin Burgess-Limerick, discusses how to prevent slips, trips and falls during mining equipment access and egress. Access to, and egress from, mining equipment is an...

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Soft tissue health a top priority for reducing LTIs

A physical trainer, noted for helping FIFO workers with fitness and weight reduction plans, believes soft tissue health is the “key focus” to reducing total recorded injury frequency rates (TRIFR)...

DNRM mine shaft

Industry urged to seal shafts before it is a hazard

The industry is being encouraged to seal mine shafts before they become a potential hazard. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) recently asked mining companies to ensure...

BHP Mount Arthur Coal Mine crash

Storm blamed for car crash leaving one injured

A State Government-funded agency has taken a page from 1980s pop music band Milli Vanilli, blaming the rain for causing a serious car crash. A worker recently suffered serious injuries after crashing...

Gas Field Supervisors Prosecuted Over Worker Injuries

Company fined $95,000 after Goldfield mine injury

Evolution Mining, formerly La Mancha Resources, has been fined $95,000 following an incident that seriously injured a worker in 2013. Benedict Wydra was working at the company’s Frog’s...

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Work-related injuries killed 195 workers last year

Last year, 195 workers died from injuries received at work, according to Safe Work Australia’s latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report. The report highlights a positive downward...

Young workers vulnerable to workplace injuries

Young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries with 49 young people aged between 15-24 injured every week in 2015/16, according to WorkSafe Victoria statistics. The statistics, which...

Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

Injured coal miner awarded more than $1.2m

A Hail Creek coal miner has been awarded more than $1.2m in compensation in Federal Court after being stood down by Rio Tinto after an injury. The Federal Court ordered more than $1,272,109 in...