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First worker dies in SA

An investigation is underway into the first work-related death reported in South Australia (SA) for 2014.

An Anglicare worker died at work on 6 January. SafeWork SA is conducting the investigation into the incident.

SafeWork SA executive director Bryan Russell described the incident as a “tragedy for the woman, her family and her co-workers and clients”.

“This is unfortunately the first workplace fatality in 2014. One fatality is one too many,” Russell said.

Meanwhile, a number of new work health and safety regulations took effect in SA on 1 January.

Some of these regulations include establishing safe work method statements for high-risk construction, having management plans for dealing with naturally occurring asbestos, and implementing new competencies for diving work, including qualifications and a dive plan.

For more details visit SafeWork SA.

Published on 16 January 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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