Australia – Industrial, Air & Rail Disasters
By Terry Cook, 11 May 2020
Local authorities in mining regions have warned that the continued operations of the sector threaten outbreaks of COVID-19.
“A disaster waiting to happen”
By Noel Holt, 25 February 2020
Drivers have complained for decades about poor track quality on the Melbourne to Sydney line, resulting in rough riding, mud holes and speed restrictions.
By Terry Cook, 10 December 2019
The latest tragic death brings the number of fatalities in the sector for 2019 to 22.
By Terry Cook, 21 October 2019
The NSW government's promises are aimed at placating public outrage over conditions in the construction sector, the third most dangerous by workplace fatalities.
By Peter Byrne: SEP candidate for Calwell, 14 May 2019
“Where factories once employed workers who actually made things, they are now rented and filled with toxic waste, then abandoned.”
By Eric Ludlow, 7 September 2018
Authorities tried to reassure concerned residents, but hundreds of dead fish, eels and birds have been found in nearby waterways.
By Terry Cook, 29 April 2014
The two miners were killed when a catastrophic rock burst buried their continuous mining machine under tonnes of coal.
Eight crashes in eight months
By Martin McLaughlin, 18 February 1998
At least 203 people were killed February 16 in the crash of a China Airlines jet which was attempting to land at Taipei International Airport in Taiwan.