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Kalgoorlie engine repair company fined $80,000 over burns to apprentice

A Kalgoorlie engine repair company has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay $6000 in costs after an apprentice was seriously burned when a tractor engine ignited at a social event at its premises.
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Scrap metal recycling business and Director fined $52,500

A Kalgoorlie recycling business and its Director have been fined a total of $52,500 after a worker was injured at their yard in 2013.
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RCR Mining fined $90k over WA worker death

RCR Mining fined $90k over WA worker death | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A company has been fined $90,000 and ordered to pay $70,000 in costs after a labour hire worker died in its metal fabrication workshop in WA.
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Firm fined over Pilbara mine death

Firm fined over Pilbara mine death | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Perth company ordered to pay almost $300,000 over death of worker at mine in Pilbara in 2010.
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Fire damages Whaleback plant

Fire damages Whaleback plant | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Fire has caused damage to a beneficiation plant at BHP’s Mt Whaleback mine this morning.
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Freight train split in two by derailment (AAP)

Freight train split in two by derailment (AAP) | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Transport safety authorities are investigating the derailment of a freight train east of Kalgoorlie which damaged the locomotive and left crew shaken.
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Metal fabrication business fined $90,000 (plus $70,000 in costs)

A company engaged in fabricating, maintaining and repairing mining equipment has been fined $90,000 after a labour hire worker was killed in its metal fabrication workshop.
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FIFO worker assaulted at work drinks wins compensation

FIFO worker assaulted at work drinks wins compensation | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A FIFO worker who was choked and punched during after-work drinks on a remote WA worksite wins his bid for workers compensation.
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Investigation uncovers more details about fatal gold mine truck crash

Investigation uncovers more details about fatal gold mine truck crash | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has released details of a fatal truck crash at a Chinese-owned gold mine near Southern Cross.
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Prison officer drug testing regime still not underway in WA

Prison officer drug testing regime still not underway in WA | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Drug testing of prison officers remains on its radar, Western Australia's Department of Corrective Services insists, despite years of delays.
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Man in hospital after feet become trapped in hay-baling machine on Williams farm

Man in hospital after feet become trapped in hay-baling machine on Williams farm | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A man in his 20s suffers serious injuries in a farming accident at Williams, 160 kilometres south-east of Perth.
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Safety switches needed in all homes: electrocuted teenager's parents

Safety switches needed in all homes: electrocuted teenager's parents | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
The father of a young tradesman electrocuted in the roof cavity of a WA house wants safety switches to be compulsory for all homes, saying the devices could have saved his son.
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ATSB joins investigation into ship workers injured at Port Hedland

ATSB joins investigation into ship workers injured at Port Hedland | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau joins the investigation into an incident in which two men were seriously injured onboard a ship in Port Hedland.
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Glass importers fined $45,000 over worker death

An Osborne Park glass importing company has been fined a total of $45,000 over the death of a worker in 2013.
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Western Australia pearler defends industry safety record

Western Australia pearler defends industry safety record | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it

A pearl producer from Western Australia has defended his industry's safety record amid a national review of commercial diving practises

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Wild weather forces part-Pit closure

Wild weather forces part-Pit closure | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Parts of the Super Pit have been shut down and a worker was injured after a thunderstorm struck.
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WA company fined $45k over worker's death

WA company fined $45k over worker's death | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A WA company has been fined $45,000 for failing to provide a safe workplace after a worker was crushed to death by more than a tonne of glass in 2013.
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WA company to pay $86k over worker's burns

WA company to pay $86k over worker's burns | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A WA company has been ordered to pay $86,000 after an apprentice was severely burnt when a tractor engine ignited at a social function.
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Family’s moving tribute to mine crash victim (Kalgoorlie Miner)

Family’s moving tribute to mine crash victim (Kalgoorlie Miner) | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A Kalgoorlie family used last week’s Miner’s Memorial Service to remember a loving husband, dad and brother.
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Calls for greater on-site safety scrutiny after East Perth construction deaths

Calls for greater on-site safety scrutiny after East Perth construction deaths | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
The deaths of two construction workers at a site in East Perth yesterday highlights the need for greater on-site safety scrutiny, the Master Builders Association says.
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KCGM counts cost of freak storm (Kalgoorlie Miner)

KCGM counts cost of freak storm (Kalgoorlie Miner) | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Super Pit operator KCGM says it is still assessing the extent of the damage caused by Friday’s freak storm.
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Three dead in two separate Perth workplace accidents

Three dead in two separate Perth workplace accidents | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Three men die in two separate workplace accidents in Perth, including two who were crushed to death by a falling concrete panel in East Perth.
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'Heartbreaking' outback death of man who left vehicle avoidable, station manager says

'Heartbreaking' outback death of man who left vehicle avoidable, station manager says | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A truckie who tried to hike after becoming stranded in remote WA was almost within sight of a homestead before turning back toward his vehicle, the station owner who found his body says.
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Company cops $38,000 fine over teen employee's electrocution

Company cops $38,000 fine over teen employee's electrocution | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
A West Australian company cops a fine of $38,000 over the electrocution of 18-year-old employee Jayden Zappelli.
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Port Hedland workers seriously injured in incident with load spreader machinery on ship

Port Hedland workers seriously injured in incident with load spreader machinery on ship | OHS Western Australia | Scoop.it
Two men are seriously injured during an incident on board a ship at Port Hedland, in Western Australia's North West.
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