Fatigued coal miner awarded $1.25 million in damages

Last month in Australia, a central Queensland coal miner was awarded $1.25 million in personal damages after sustaining injuries from an accident whilst driving home fatigued.

The Supreme Court found the mining company and its contractors had not done enough to reduce the risk of fatigue in the workplace. It had become common practice for miners to drive long periods of time after consecutive 12-hour night shifts, sometimes six or more hours.

To read the Australian government media news article, click here or click Read More for the link.

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