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New benefits for injured NSW workers

Injured workers will be eligible for two new benefits that provide further support for them to return to work. A $1000 new employment assistance benefit is available to all injured workers who return...

Contractor fined $20,000 for Christmas Creek fatality

A mining contracting company has been fined $20,000 in Perth Magistrates Court for the death of a worker at Fortescue Metal Group’s Christmas Creek mine in 2013. Mesa West Pty Ltd was charged...

Worker seriously injured after fall from truck

A worker was seriously injured after falling from an articulated dump truck at a New South Wales mine. The plant operator suffered a skull fracture after the February incident, according to a New...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Australia’s work-related fatality rates have been steadily trending downwards over recent years, although sadly, in 2015, 193 workers lost their lives at work. World Day for Safety and Health at Work...

A former coal mine worker is suing Anglo

CQ miner seeks $2.5m after horrific crash

A Central Queensland mine worker is suing three companies for $2.5 million after receiving brain damage in a car crash. Norwich Park machine operator Harold Kerle was driving home to Monto from a...

Supervisor pinned in underground mine accident

An incident in which a supervisor was crushed between two vehicles has been put down to a lack of communication and failure to recognise risks, according to a report by the Department of Mines and...

Worker trapped at Newcrest’s Gosowong mine

A geotechnical event at an Indonesian mine has left a worker trapped 300 metres underground. About 8.30pm on Monday night, the Kencana underground mine at the Gosowong Gold mine on Halmahera Island...

Film targets safety on Queensland construction sites

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today released a new work safety film targeting young workers and their employers in a bid to cut deaths and injuries on construction sites. The film covers...

Workers driven into lethal fire zone by Alcoa

Workers at Alcoa’s Wagerup aluminium refinery south of Perth believe the company put their lives at risk by sending them to work at the site when the area was still ablaze during WA’s fire...

AMSJ Nov 2021