Two men found dead in boating accident off Townsville in north Queensland

Two men found dead in boating accident off Townsville in north Queensland

By Paula Tapiolas Updated May 11, 2018 14:19:08 Map: Magnetic Island 4819 Two men have died in a “marine incident” in waters off Magnetic Island, near Townsville in north Queensland, police say. Police were called to Arthur Bay at about 9:30am after the bodies of two men were found in …

Jessie Donker sentenced to four years’ jail for manslaughter of abusive partner in ‘freakish accident’

Jessie Donker sentenced to four years’ jail for manslaughter of abusive partner in ‘freakish accident’

Posted May 11, 2018 13:26:14 Photo: The court found Jessie Donker lost self control after she was attacked by Richard Powell. (Facebook: Jessie Donker) A Melbourne woman has been sentenced to four years’ jail for the manslaughter of her abusive partner, who she killed in a “freakish accident” by causing …

Window crack forces Southwest Airlines flight to land, weeks after deadly accident

Window crack forces Southwest Airlines flight to land, weeks after deadly accident

Posted May 03, 2018 08:49:36 A Southwest Airlines plane flying from Chicago to New Jersey was forced to make an unscheduled stop after the outer pane of a window cracked. Key points: The glass did not break all the way through to the plane’s cabin Two weeks ago a passenger …

Families of workplace accident victims back call for new industrial manslaughter offence with jail term

Families of workplace accident victims back call for new industrial manslaughter offence with jail term

Updated April 29, 2018 08:11:33 Photo: Jack Brownlee died a day after being trapped in a deep trench in an industrial accident near Ballarat. (Supplied: Damascus College, Ballarat) Related Story: Second man dies following Ballarat trench collapse Related Story: Company fined over death of sewerage worker It was a tragedy …

Worker killed in mine site accident at Griffin Coal Ewington mine in Collie

Worker killed in mine site accident at Griffin Coal Ewington mine in Collie

Updated April 27, 2018 14:20:24 Photo: The man was killed at Griffin Coal’s mine near Collie. (ABC News) A man has been killed in a workplace accident on a mine site near the town of Collie, in WA’s South West. The man in his 40s suffered fatal injuries while working …

Falling dog hits woman on the head, knocks her unconscious in freak accident in Southern China

Falling dog hits woman on the head, knocks her unconscious in freak accident in Southern China

Updated April 26, 2018 10:27:33 Video: CCTV shows dog falling onto woman, knocking her unconscious (ABC News) A dog falling from the roof of a two-storey building has struck a woman on the head, leaving her with a serious neck injury in Guangzhou City, Southern China. Two women were walking …

Worker dies in accident at Water Corporation wastewater treatment plant in Perth

Worker dies in accident at Water Corporation wastewater treatment plant in Perth

Updated April 20, 2018 14:51:58 A man has died in a workplace incident in Henderson in Perth’s south. It is understood the man became trapped under beams at the Water Corporation’s Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Fireman and police were called to the scene just after 10:00am but were not …

Darwin car crash that left baby in ICU with traumatic brain injury a ‘genuine accident’, lawyer says

Darwin car crash that left baby in ICU with traumatic brain injury a ‘genuine accident’, lawyer says

Posted April 18, 2018 17:54:06 Photo: A photo of the crash scene where an 11-month-old girl was left with life-threatening injuries. (Supplied: NT PFES) A car crash that severely injured an 11-month-old baby and her mother was a “genuine accident”, a defence lawyer for the driver who caused the crash …

Man who used ‘affluenza’ defence after fatal drink driving accident walks free from jail

Man who used ‘affluenza’ defence after fatal drink driving accident walks free from jail

Updated April 03, 2018 12:01:51 Video: Ethan Couch leaves jail (ABC News) Ethan Couch was 16 years old when, as a drunk driver, he struck and killed four pedestrians. He dodged prison after a suggestion at trial that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing — something dubbed …

Dreamworld fatal accident: Faulty water pump, stranded raft caused deaths, pre-inquest hearing told

Dreamworld fatal accident: Faulty water pump, stranded raft caused deaths, pre-inquest hearing told

Updated April 03, 2018 12:01:51 Photo: (LtoR) Roozbeh Araghi, Luke Dorsett, Kate Goodchild, and Cindy Low. (Facebook) A faulty water pump and a raft that became stranded were the likely cause of four deaths that occurred when a ride malfunctioned at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast in 2016, a court has …