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Gold Coast company where man was crushed by forklift slammed for disregard for safety

 Gold Coast Bulletin  |  December 11, 2014 11:20 | MEAGAN WEYMES

A CORONER has ruled the company where a man was crushed by a forklift had a ‘general disregard for safety’ and could face workplace health and safety charges. 21 more words

Forensic Pathology

Man dies in wall collapse at Queensland mine

The Brisbane Times  December 12, 2014 – 7:35AM

A worker has died in a wall collapse at an underground coal mine in central Queensland.

The 45-year-old was the only person in the area early Friday morning at the Grasstree mine near Middlemount about 190km north-west of Rockhampton. 18 more words

Forensic Pathology

Queensland firefighters to get easier access to compensation for life-threatening illnesses

Courier Mail Jason Tin 11 December 2014

CANCER-stricken Queensland firefighters will soon no longer have to prove the life-threatening illness they are battling is linked to their work, with new laws to give them easier access to compensation. 26 more words

Environmental Toxicology

Mining companies accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to harmful body vibrations

ABC News 4 December 2014

Mining companies are being accused of not doing enough to protect workers from the risk of developing serious spine and reproductive disorders through working with heavy machinery. 28 more words

Physical Evidence

Compassion fatigue: the cost some workers pay for caring

The Conversation December 2, 2014   Amanda Lambros

Health and social workers often choose their profession because they want to help people. But seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. 28 more words

Clinical Forensic Medicine

No work permit requested for dismantled wall that killed worker

CALGARY – Family members and friends brought flowers to the work site where a 60-year-old man was killed Thursday afternoon.

The city confirms no work permits were requested or pulled for the dismantling of a concrete wall in the 600 block of 28thStreet N.E.. 154 more words