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January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Canberra, Australia – Safe Work Australia on Monday announced the 38 finalists for the 6th Annual Safe Work Australia Awards, which are national safety and health awards commending efforts to prevent injuries and deaths on the job. Given in four categories, these awards will be presented April 28, World Day for Health and Safety at Work, in Canberra.

Finalists in the individual category include David Lynch, a safety supervisor for Hansen Yuncken Commercial Construction Division in Adelaide, who was site safety officer for the construction of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre project, which was completed with no lost-time injuries; and Danny Norton, senior electrical engineer for Sinclair Knight Merz, a design, consulting, and planning firm with projects in Asia, Europe, and South America. Norton developed risk assessment tools and workshops to help industry organizations and individuals prevent arc flash injuries at a time when there was no Australian standard addressing arc flash risks, and he has been instrumental in the progress toward development of an Australian standard in this area, according to Safe Work Australia.

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NC Reports 4 Fatal Electrical Work Accidents

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment

North Carolina – The number of fatal work accidents in North Carolina increased from 34 to 48 in 2010, according to a preliminary report from the state’s Department of Labor.

The leading causes of death were being struck by objects, which resulted in 16 fatalities, and falls, which led to 15 deaths. Four were electrocuted.

The year-end total of 48 is below the state’s five-year average of 53.2

The state’s injury and illness rate is currently at an all time low for private industry. It has declined from 5.3 per 100 fulltime workers in 2000 to 3.1 in 2009.

Fatalities in the manufacturing sector declined from eight to six in 2010. Construction deaths increased by one to 15.

Mecklenburg County experienced the most fatalities with seven. Eight other counties had two fatalities: Beaufort, Burke, Cleveland, Gaston, Guilford, Nash, Pitt and Rowan.

Story via NewsObserver.com

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