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Western Australian company fined $65,000 for arc flash incident

03 Nov 2017 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd has been fined $65,000 after a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations.

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A company and its director face charges for worker death at Yatala

Charges have been laid against Oil Tech International Pty Ltd and company director Michael Joseph Reid in relation to the death of worker Matthew Adam O’Brien at a waste recycling facility in Yatala on 5 November 2015.

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eSAFE - October 2017

In this edition: Queensland Government seeks new offence of industrial manslaughter; Supply chain and subcontractor safety masterclass; Safe Work Month event tickets and sponsorships available; Poor machine guarding amputations lead to hefty fines; Expert group to shape state's safety leadership and culture; Time's up to renew your WorkCover insurance policy; and much more.

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Make safety your top priority this holiday season

26 Oct 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

Making sure all your workers stay safe this Christmas is the most important thing employers should focus on in the lead up to the festive season.

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Worker killed by exploding wheel and tyre

A worker was killed in October 2017 after being struck in the face by an exploding wheel and tyre. Initial inquiries indicate that the worker attempted to weld up a small leak in the truck wheel, whilst the tyre was still pressurised.

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Independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender opening soon

25 Oct 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

The planned open date for the Independent Medical Examination panel tender is Tuesday 31 October 2017.

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Injury prevention and return to work in spotlight at Brisbane conference

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today opened the annual Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference in Brisbane, showcasing the latest research and developments in work health and safety and return to work.

Date issued: 19 Oct 2017

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Child injured after jumping castle became airborne

In September 2017 a child sustained serious injuries when a jumping castle became airborne. The child was playing on the inflatable amusement device when a sudden strong gust of wind lifted the front of it up whilst secured at the back to a fence. The child fell from the device to the ground.

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