In the media

Central Coast company fined after young workers overcome by fumes
A company has been fined $45,000 after two young workers were overcome by fumes. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said Central Coast Metal Protectives Pty Ltd was penalised in the Sydney District Court for failing to protect the health and safety of the two workers who were cleaning the inside of a landing pontoon (19 July 2018). More...

Prohibition notices for Yancoal remain after commission dismisses review
The Industrial Relations Commission has rejected an application by Yancoal Mining Services for an external review of two prohibition notices relating to underground longwall production activities at its Austar Coal Mine in the Hunter Valley (18 July 2018). More...

Resources Regulator takes Kempsey Quarry operator to court
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment's Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against NSW Quarry Services Pty Ltd over its failure to report two dangerous roll-over incidents at a quarry near Kempsey (17 July 2018). More...

Common sense the key to farm safety
Farmers are being warned that a simple choice can have tragic consequences and that they must plan ahead and prioritise safety in each and every task. The warning from WorkSafe follows twelve workplace deaths from incidents on Victorian farms since July 2017, an average of one a month (16 July 2018). More...

Offshore petroleum worker safety raised in Senate hearings
A Senate inquiry hears of threats and intimidation by those who raise safety concerns in the offshore petroleum industry (13 July 2018). More...

Hefty fine over driver injury from stone slabs
Cosentino Australia has been fined $200,000 out of a possible $1.5 million in the New South Wales District Court over the serious injury and incapacity of a truck driver after a SafeWork NSW criminal prosecution (12 July 2018). More...

Mine in forced shut down given safety award nomination
A Hunter Valley coal mine is nominated for a safety award on the same day it announces a forced shutdown over safety concerns (10 July 2018). More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Safe Work AustraliaFatality statistics
As at 12 July, 73 Australian workers had been killed at work in 2018. The numbers and industries may vary from one report to the next, as Safe Work receives more detailed information. To check for updates and more details on fatalities since 2003, go to the Safe Work Australia Work-related fatalities webpage.

In practice and courts


Grader falls off low loader: Business Queensland
10 July 2018: Mines safety alert 355
A grader that was being driven onto a low loader was misaligned, causing the left hand side rear wheel tandem to slip off the ramp. During the attempt to correct the misalignment, the grader toppled sideways off the low loader. More...


WorkSafe Victoria: Construction Safety Focus - The movement of powered mobile plant
This document provides information about WorkSafe's focus on the movement of powered mobile plant during construction work (July 2018). More...


Yancoal Mining Services Pty Ltd v The Secretary NSW Department of Planning and Environment in the capacity as the NSW resources Regulator [2018] NSWIRComm 1044
WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY – external review – jurisdiction - whether decision made by regulator.

Worksafe Victoria Prosecution Result Summaries & Enforceable Undertakings
Dasco Proprietary Limited
Heidelberg Magistrates' Court – Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Section 21(1) Outcome 16 Jul 2018.

Belway Labour Management Pty Ltd
Werribee Magistrates' Court – Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Section 21(1)& (2)(a) Outcome 11 Jul 2018.

Hospitality Linen Services Pty Ltd
Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court – Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Section 21(1) Outcome 09 Jul 2018.

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