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Enter the danger zone | Incident trends send a warning

While the Christmas holiday season may be a time of celebration and relaxation, companies and employees are being urged to slow down and put work safety first. Incident trends have tended to increase...

Victorian power station worker hospitalised

A Victorian power station worker was hospitalised last week after becoming trapped in a pipe. The RTL Mining and Earthworks employee became stuck at 1.40pm on Wednesday while working in a trench at...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

Quarry Worker Dies After Dump Truck Rollover

A man has been killed this morning after a truck rollover at a Melbourne quarry. Police and emergency services were called to the quarry, located in Plumpton at the intersection of Leakes Road and...

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Victorian mines safer with new cutting edge technology

A new high-tech research project in the Latrobe Valley will make open-cut mining safer for Victorian workers and the community. The $2.2 million Batter Stability Project was launched at Energy...

GDF Suez refuse to foot $18m Hazelwood mine fire bill

GDF Suez are refusing to pay the $18 million bill for fire fighting efforts to extinguish a fire that burned for 45 days at their Hazelwood mine in Victoria, blanketing nearby towns in smokes and ash...

Man in court over Hazelwood mine blaze

A man has faced court, accused of starting the fire that burned for 45-days at the Hazelwood Mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The 20 year-old from Gippsland, appeared in the Latrobe...

1 in 10 workers absent or affected by drugs at work

A poll conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation has found that 10% of Victorian employees had either taken a day off and/or gone to work feeling the effects of their drug use. In a large sample of...

AMSJ April 2022