Australia – Industrial, Air & Rail Disasters

Worker killed in horrendous incident on Sydney construction site

By Terry Cook, 10 December 2019

The latest tragic death brings the number of fatalities in the sector for 2019 to 22.

Australia: Inspections reveal dangerous conditions on NSW construction sites

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.

Factory fire symptomatic of social devastation in Calwell electorate

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.”

Australia: Factory fire sends toxic smoke over western Melbourne

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.

Australia: Two miners crushed to death in underground wall collapse

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

Air disasters mount in East Asia

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.