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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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Safety Alert: Worker fatally injured by a robot palletiser

The WA Government’s Department of Commerce has released a safety alert, following a fatal injury involving the operation of a robot palletiser  at a fertiliser factory.  The deceased machine operator,  inadvertently activated a light sensor, which caused the arm to move and
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WorkSafe reminds workplaces to prepare for cyclone season

With the onset of the cyclone season, and Cyclone Narelle expected to cross the North-West coast this weekend, WorkSafe has requested workplaces on land and sea to be become familiar with emergency/contingency plans. The threat of cyclones can’t be underestimated and a coordin
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WorkSafe investigates death of worker at Oakford

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 38-year-old worker at a business in Oakford this morning. The man was believed to have been working with a manual hydraulic press when a metal cylinder shattered, striking him. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will i
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