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Inquest offers tragic case study of dismal WHS system

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The coronial inquest into the Dreamworld disaster, which killed four patrons, has provided an enlightening albeit disturbing guide on how not to run a workplace safety department, with the theme park's numerous failings including its reliance on "frighteningly unsophisticated" safety systems and unqualified staff, and the absence of holistic risk assessments across 30 years.




Three fatalities coincide with fatality fine, probe report

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In a brace of tragic coincidences this week, the death of two train workers in a derailment came just a day after a regulator released its findings on the death of a rail worker distracted by his mobile phone, while a worker was killed in a shipping container incident after an employer was fined heavily over a similar fatality.

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