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Safe clean-up focus of WorkSafe inspectors’ Coast visit

1 May 2014 Cyclone Ita, which ravaged the West Coast recently, caused very few injuries and no fatalities.  WorkSafe New Zealand says that it is essential the clean-up doesn’t add to the injury list through the use of unsafe practices. WorkSafe’s Assessment Manager for Canterbury and the West Coast, Dave Hulston, says that his team […]

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NZ rebuild workers put safety first

12 May 2014 More than 350 Canterbury rebuild construction workers are spending the early hours of this morning learning about how to keep themselves and others from being seriously injured or killed while working around excavations. Excavations are a major component of the rebuild work and are one of WorkSafe’s top priority areas in Canterbury. […]

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Demolition increase highlights safety risk

16 April 2014 With residential demolitions in Christchurch set to increase between now and December, WorkSafe New Zealand is increasing its site inspections to ensure safety is a top priority. WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme Director, Kathryn Heiler, said today that she is concerned at the high hazard risk associated with demolition work. […]

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Yara Pilbara chief calls for industry-wide safety training

16 April 2014 Yara Pilbara chief executive Mark Loquan has called for industry standardised safety training for mine site workers in Western Australia. Mr Loquan raised the idea at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy health and safety conference in Perth on Monday morning. He told delegates that the onshore sector is lagging behind the […]

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Citigroup: Worker safety a focus for investors

16 April 2014 A recent article in the Canberra Times states ‘Mining companies need to maintain the highest safety standards for their employees or risk a potential shareholder backlash, according to one of the country’s largest investment research firms. As the Austar Coal Mine in the Hunter Valley investigates the death of two miners due […]

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WorkSafe investigated death of worker at Jurien Bay

Friday, 4 April 2014 WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a man at a worksite in Jurien Bay this morning. Inspectors have travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. The incident happened at around 9am, 5km west of Brand Highway on Jurien East Road. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths […]

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Two miners killed at NSW Mine

Issue Date: 16 April 2014 Tragedy has struck at the Austar Coal Mine at Paxton in New South Wales, with two men killed in an underground collapse. A statement by mine owner Yancoal has said a team of seven Austar Coal Mine employees were working underground on the afternoon/evening shift when a wall collapsed. It was […]

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