Trucking company fined over ‘preventable’ deaths of Irish construction workers

Trucking company fined over ‘preventable’ deaths of Irish construction workers

Updated May 17, 2018 19:48:25 Photo: Gerry Bradley (left) and Joe McDermott (right) were crushed to death by a concrete slab. (Supplied: Facebook) A trucking company has been fined $160,000 over the deaths of two Irish workers who were crushed by falling concrete panels at an East Perth construction site. …

Margaret River shooting: father says he still loves man believed responsible for deaths | Australia news

The shattered father of the four children killed in the Margaret River family shooting massacre says he still loves the man believed responsible for their deaths – their grandfather. Peter Miles, his wife, Cynda, daughter Katrina and Aaron Cockman’s four children – daughter Taye, 13, and sons Rylan, 12, Arye, …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Grieving father speaks about deaths of four children

Margaret River murder-suicide: Grieving father speaks about deaths of four children

Posted May 13, 2018 14:18:44 Photo: Aaron Cockman’s four children and former partner were among the victims. (ABC News) The father of four children killed in a murder-suicide near the town of Margaret River has spoken publicly for the first time, saying he has lost everything. Aaron Cockman’s children Taye, …

Margaret River deaths: three guns at scene belonged to children’s grandfather | Australia news

Three guns found at the scene of Australia’s worst gun crime since the Port Arthur massacre belonged to the grandfather of the four murdered children. Police in Western Australia have confirmed that seven of the Miles family, well-known members of the Margaret River community in the state’s south-west, were found …

Sydney opioid deaths spark concern over rising prescription drug overdoses

Sydney opioid deaths spark concern over rising prescription drug overdoses

Posted May 07, 2018 14:05:11 Overdose deaths from prescription opioids are at record levels in Australia, a Sydney inquest investigating the deaths of six people has heard. The woman and five men — who cannot be identified — died in their homes or in hotels in May 2016. One person …

Reports of suspected poison baits, two deaths spark warning for Hobart dog owners

Reports of suspected poison baits, two deaths spark warning for Hobart dog owners

Updated May 06, 2018 08:23:58 Photo: 10-month-old puppy Bonnie died within 20 minutes of being let out into her backyard. (Supplied: Pattina Grimsey) There have been two deaths from suspected poisoning in Hobart over the past few weeks, amid a spate of reports about poisonous baits being found in two …

Polo pony deaths: Animal welfare expert to quit over delays in Tasmanian investigations

Polo pony deaths: Animal welfare expert to quit over delays in Tasmanian investigations

Updated April 30, 2018 08:39:33 Photo: The Barnbougle Polo event in January, after which the ponies died on the journey home. (Supplied: Barnbougle Polo) A long-term adviser to the Tasmanian Government on animal welfare will quit his position over what he says is a “completely disappointing” lack of progress and …

Papua New Guinea mothers use baby bracelets to reduce newborn deaths

Papua New Guinea mothers use baby bracelets to reduce newborn deaths

Updated April 27, 2018 16:13:48 Photo: A premature baby in the Goroka Hospital wears a baby bracelet, which beeps when a baby’s body temperature drops too low. (ABC News: Eric Tlozek) A simple device that tells mothers when their baby is cold — and an easy way of warming them …

Boat deaths from CO2 poisoning ‘entirely avoidable’ if detector was fitted, says coroner

Boat deaths from CO2 poisoning ‘entirely avoidable’ if detector was fitted, says coroner

Posted April 26, 2018 16:00:31 The deaths of two men from carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat moored in Hobart were “tragic and completely avoidable accidents”, coroner Simon Cooper says. A friend discovered the bodies of Gregory John Burling, 58, of Newnham, and Brian Owen Daley, 56, of Mowbray on …

‘We’ve had a lot of young deaths’: Outback WA men’s shed warns younger men at risk

‘We’ve had a lot of young deaths’: Outback WA men’s shed warns younger men at risk

Posted April 23, 2018 10:48:03 Photo: Chris “Blinky” Francis says he does not want to have to attend any more funerals in Kambalda due to the suicide of young men. (ABC News: Tom Joyner) A men’s shed in Kambalda in outback Western Australia hopes to recruit more younger men to …