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lost time injury mining

Are we ‘cooking the books’ on lost time injuries?

There has been a long held perception in the mining industry that lost time injury and lost time injury frequency rates fail to report the real state of safety in the industry. As many appreciate, a...

Changes to qld workers compensation scheme affecting psychological injury

Queensland workers’ compensation scheme update

On 22 October 2019, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation amending the workers’ compensation scheme in Queensland. The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation...

Work related fatalities affect families

Work-related fatalities and injury report released

A new report released by Safe Work Australia has shown that the number of work-related fatalities has declined across Australia however mining remains the third worst industry below Agriculture...

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FIFO worker injured in cricket match | Compo upheld

A FIFO worker who was injured in a cricket match between shifts on a FIFO site has had a Return to WorkSA appeal (See Note 1) squashed after ReturntoWork SA sort to exclude his injury from...

Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

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...

Rio Tinto fined $50k for sacking injured worker

A Federal Court judge has handed down a $50,000 penalty against Rio Tinto for victimising and illegally standing down a Hail Creek coal miner. The victim, Michael Haylett, injured his neck while...

Work-related fatalities at 20-year low in NSW

The latest data released by New South Wales’ workers compensation authority shows a significant fall in death and injury rates in the state’s workplaces. The Statistical Bulletin 2013/14...

Boots out for Workers’ Memorial Day

Australians will be leaving their shoes out to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day and remember those who never came home from work. The CFMEU has called for members and supporters to put...