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DMP fatality study released

A study undertaken by the Department of Mines and Petroleum in 2013 reviewed mining fatality rates for Western Australia from 2000 to 2012. Results of the review showed a total of 52 mining deaths in the thirteen years covered. Reviewers searched for trends amongst injuries with the a
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Company sentenced over plant explosion

A SouthWest mine management company was fined $100,000, after a worker was injured during a 2008 explosion at a trial coal drying and char plant. An Electrical contractor, 61 years old, suffered severe burns to the upper part of his body and head at a trial char plant near Collie, whi
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Freight company fined $20,000 over forklift injury

A Canning Vale freight company has been fined $20,000 (plus $1591 in costs) over an incident in which an employee was injured by a reversing forklift. The company that employs around 30 people at a transport yard in Karratha pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe wor
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Court highlights importance of risk assessment after mining fatality

A miner was crushed to death by a scissor lift at Nelson Pt rail workshop on the 29th of July 2008. In February this year his employer, a mining company, was found guilty and fined $130,000 plus required to pay $300,000 in legal costs, at the Perth Magistrate’s Court,  over fa
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