Victorians who are making workplace health safety a priority are being urged to enter the 30th annual WorkSafe Awards.
A construction company has been convicted and fined $80,000 after an excavation collapsed leaving a 17-year-old apprentice plumber with life-threatening injuries.
A man in his 70s has died after being run over by a trailer at a property near Ouyen.
It is believed the man was standing alongside the moving trailer, feeding hay to sheep when he was knocked to the ground about 9.30pm on Monday.
The trailer was attached to a ute.
WorkSafe is investigating.
The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to ten, and is the sixth to occur on a farm.
WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Health and Safety Paul Fowler once again urged farmers to put safety first.
"Tragically, many on-farm fatalities involve people doing tasks they have done many times before, but experience doesn't prevent injuries or deaths," he said.
"WorkSafe is urging farmers to think about the tasks they do each day and whether they can be carried out more safely, for their own sake and the sake of their loved ones."
The role that all Victorians can play in making workplaces safer will be highlighted at the 2018 WorkSafe Awards.
A worker in his early 30s has died after the fertiliser spreader truck he was driving rolled on a steep hill north-east of Warragul yesterday afternoon.
Builders and contractors are being urged to do more to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, the most common type of injury to construction workers.
A structural engineering firm which drew up the plans for excavation works at a Mt Waverley construction site has been convicted and fined $380,000 after the pit collapsed, leaving homes teetering on the edge of a 10 metre drop.
A Hoppers Crossing cardboard carton manufacturer has been fined $42,000 for failing to properly guard four separate pieces of machinery.
A man in his 30s has died and a second worker in his 20s has been seriously injured after a trench collapsed at a subdivision site at Delacombe, near Ballarat, yesterday.
Victorians affected by the recent devastating fires need to be aware of potential hazards as they commence clean-up and recovery efforts on farms and other properties.
The safety of young workers and apprentices will be the focus of a joint visit by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW to Albury/Wodonga in coming weeks.
A Carrum Downs concreting contractor has been convicted and fined $350,000 after the son of a client died while using the company’s earthmoving equipment.
WorkSafe has begun enforcement activities to help reduce the risks associated with quad bike rollovers.
Employers and contractors who operate heavy vehicles and machinery are being urged to always check for powerlines following a spate of serious incidents.
The state’s workers’ compensation scheme remains financially sound, and fewer people are being injured at work, according to the mid-year report card released today by WorkSafe.