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Contractor Fatality - Experienced Worker is No Defence

Sunday, February 07, 2010

On the 2nd of February 2010 two cases were finalised in the Industrial Court of New South Wales over the death of Kevin Hansen due to an hydraulic related incident that occurred in 2006. 

The defendants in the matter were Centennial Coal Company Ltd, Centennial Angus Place Pty Ltd and Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Limited.   

The key points of this case relate to contractor safety.  Where specialist personnel are used - it does not negate the requirement for detailed procedures and high level engineering controls to be used for high risk activities or equipment. Read Full Article

Massive fine for Cross City Tunnel Death

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On the 24th July 2009 the NSW Industrial Relations Court found Biflinder Berger AG, Baulderstone Hornibrook Pty Ltd and Cross City Tunnel Pty Limited guilty over the death of a worker, Ronald Shores who was crushed during a rockfall in the tunnel during construction work in 2004.   Read Full Article

Is Your Workplace Safe - Setting Up a Risk Register

Monday, May 04, 2009

Workplace safety requirements in nearly all jurisdictions require evidence of 'Risk Management'.  So what is risk management?  Where do you start?  How do you show compliance?  Do you need to consult with your employees?  Read Full Article

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