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Apprentice, 20, Dies on Cranbourne West Worksite

A 20-year-old apprentice has died after becoming “overcome with fumes” while working in a confined space at a transport vehicle servicing yard in Melbourne. Police have confirmed the Lynbrook man was working with power tools inside an open-ended tanker when he died at about 10am on Thursday. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said three men, aged in their 30s, 40s

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Worker Crushed by Falling Gate

WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a worker suffered serious crush injuries as a result of a large metal sliding gate falling on him. The incident scene is shown in the photograph. When the gate is closed, it is located in front of the grey roller door. At the time of the incident, the

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Inspection Program Targets Scientific Testing Workplaces

Due to a noticeable increase in severe lost-time injuries in the sector, WorkSafe will be conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in workplaces where scientific testing and analysis is carried out. Inspectors will be looking at safety issues in workplaces conducting non-destructive testing such as radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant,

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Operator Killed After Being Thrown From Bulldozer

Just this month, a 49 year old bulldozer operator from Queensland was thrown from his bulldozer while clearing foliage. It appears the bulldozer drove onto a log, causing the tracks to lose friction, and rolled onto a steep slope, throwing him from the cage and trapping him underneath. Police were called to the property sometime after

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WorkSafe Inspection Program Looks at Machinery Repair Workplaces

WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in workplaces where machinery and equipment is repaired. The program will continue until the end of the 2018/19 financial year, and will include workplaces where repairs are carried out on items such as agricultural and farm machinery, lawnmowers, outboard motors, pumps and

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Worker Dies in Hospital After Serious Fall

A construction worker in his 40s has died in hospital after falling through a stair void at a construction site in Victoria last week. It is believed the man was carrying out internal plastering work at a townhouse before the incident last Friday. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but died on

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Crane Damaged by High Winds at a Construction Site in Richmond

WorkSafe is investigating an incident involving a crane that nearly collapsed due to high winds at a construction site in Richmond. Emergency services have established an exclusion zone around the area while damage to the crane is being assessed. WorkSafe is working with the developer, principal contractor and the crane owner, who are currently preparing

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