Jun 10th 2021
Thursday 10th June 2021
Tragic death in single-vehicle quad bike rollover.
A women has died after becoming trapped under the quad bike she was riding on a rural property 60 km west of Dubbo.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the single-vehicle crash at 4 pm on Tuesday where paramedics worked on the 58-year-old women, but she died at the scene.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash. A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Read the original article on The Daily Telegraph website.
Law reform for workplace deaths.
In response to community concern and after a parliamentary inquiry into industrial deaths almost three years ago, families who've lost loved ones at work will see Federal laws reformed.
Australia's workplace health and safety ministers met over a fortnight ago and agreed to changes that will make prosecuting employers easier for regulators. Michelle Baxter, the chief executive of Safe Work Australia, said that there would also be significant increases in penalties.
A report issued in 2018 detailed the findings of a senate inquiry into the investigation, prevention and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia. 34 recommendations were made to the federal government and Industrial Relations minister Michaelia Cash, said that jurisdictions were working together to address them.
Family members who lost loved ones gave evidence at the inquiry almost three years ago, and labour senator Deborah O'Neill said. 'Many of those people who came forward also expressed a concern about the lack of a crime for industrial manslaughter.'
'People are watching,' she said.
Read the original article on the West Australian website.
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