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28 Workers Killed on the Job in a Month

There were 28 work-related notifiable fatalities during the month of August according to a monthly report from Safe Work Australia. This figure represents a worrying 50 per cent increase on the...

Silica Dust Causes Health Concerns

Workers exposed to silica dust without adequate respiratory protection are at risk of developing silicosis, a serious lung disease. Silica is a major component in sand, and sand is a principal...

Confusion Over Injury Cover For FIFO Workers

An unintended consequence of the recent boom in FIFO workforces is confusion over the level of workers’ injury cover required to ensure compliance. Whether workers FIFO, drive-in drive-out (DIDO) or...

Deadliest Year in a Decade for Australian Mining

Between 2010-2013 statistics showed that safety within the mining industry was improving, with the recorded number of fatalities remaining low when compared to the years prior. However, a spike of...

Safety Auditors Laughed At By Roy Hill Workers

Safety inspectors were laughed at by Roy Hill mine project workers after raising safety concerns during an audit, according to documents from the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). The audit...

Calls for new FIFO workers to have ‘induction period’

A speaker at the WA Government’s inquiry into mental health impacts of FIFO work has called for new workers to go through an ‘induction period’ to gauge their suitability for the FIFO lifestyle. FIFO...

Workers to strike at Grasberg mine

An Indonesian workers union has announced it will begin a one-month strike at the Grasberg mine over safety issues that led to a string of deaths last month. Five miners died at the Papua copper and...

18 Miners Trapped in Latest Turkey Coal Mine Disaster

Turkey is in the news again for all the wrong reasons – eighteen miners are trapped 300 metres below the surface at the Has Sekerler coal mine, near Ermenek, after a burst pipe flooded the mine...

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