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Drilling Contrator Fined $870,000 Over Truck Death

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Perth-based drilling contractor has been fined $750,000 over the death of an employee in 2006. Bradley Alford, 21, was killed when the truck he was driving rolled onto him at Clonbinane, north of Melbourne. Read Full Article

One Million Dollar Compensation Payout

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A man who will never work again after doing work normally reserved for a crane has been awarded $1.1 million in compensation.  Read Full Article

Poor Safety Costing Businesses Millions of Dollars

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Companies lose about 10 per cent of their staff as a result of poor safety, costing billions in lost production and flow-on effects, a leading academic says.  Read Full Article

Contractor Fatality - Experienced Worker is No Defence

Sunday, February 07, 2010

On the 2nd of February 2010 two cases were finalised in the Industrial Court of New South Wales over the death of Kevin Hansen due to an hydraulic related incident that occurred in 2006. 

The defendants in the matter were Centennial Coal Company Ltd, Centennial Angus Place Pty Ltd and Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Limited.   

The key points of this case relate to contractor safety.  Where specialist personnel are used - it does not negate the requirement for detailed procedures and high level engineering controls to be used for high risk activities or equipment. Read Full Article

Company fined $500,000 - Confined Space Death

Friday, February 05, 2010

WorkSafe has warned companies and workers about the dangers of working in confined
spaces after a tank cleaning company was convicted and fined $500,000 last week after
a worker died. Read Full Article

Cost of Workplace Accidents

Sunday, June 07, 2009

A detailed study of workplace accidents reveals the following statistics, the average cost (to the employer only) for all types of accidents (combined average) is $2470.   Read Full Article


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