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175 Australian workers killed in 2017 - 10.1.18

Latest figures from Safe Work Australia show there were a total of 175 fatal work injuries in Australia in 2017. Safe Work Australia figures show 182 Australian workers died on the job in 2016. Source: OHS News Read more.

Commercial cleaning company fined $30,000 for worker’s injury - 15.12.17

A commercial cleaning company has been fined $30,000 following an incident where a worker’s hand was crushed at a meat processing facility in Cobram, Victoria. The company pleaded guilty in the Shepparton magistrate’s Court to a charge of failing to supervise its employees so that they could perform their... Read more.

Safety alert reminds workers of the risks of electric shock when entering ceiling spaces - 13.12.17

A safety alert issued by SafeWork NSW reminds both electrical and non-electrical workers of the risks of electric shock when entering ceiling spaces of properties. The safety watchdog says electric shock arising from contact with damaged or exposed energised (live) wiring or equipment could lead to serious injury or death. The... Read more.

Tragic Death Just Weeks From Xmas Preventable - 11.12.17

An Engadine father has been named as the man killed after becoming trapped in an ink vat at Auburn on Thursday morning. The 42-year-old contractor had been cleaning the ink vat at DIC headquarters in Auburn when he and two other men became trapped and injured, sparking a large... Read more.

Worker injured by electrical arc flash, company fined - 16.11.17

An electrical arc flash injury has led to a $65,000 fine for a mining company. FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd received the fine in the Perth Magistrates Court after a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations. An electrician on site was working... Read more.