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 second worker who was trapped in a trench collapse at a subdivision site at Delacombe, near Ballarat, has died in hospital.
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 today charged Metro Trains for a breach of the Occupational Health and Safety Act following an incident in which an employee was injured while working on high voltage powerlines.
Employers and contractors who operate heavy vehicles and machinery are being urged to always check for powerlines following a spate of serious incidents.
Ambulance Victoria was convicted and fined $400,000 yesterday for failing to adequately record and store stocks of morphine and fentanyl, following an investigation into the death of a paramedic at Heywood near Portland, in 2015.
The Department of Education and Training and a private swim centre operator have each been charged by WorkSafe following an incident involving a Ballarat student in 2016.
A Keysborough concrete pumping contractor has been convicted and fined $500,000 after the death of a worker who was struck by a large section of tubing.
A groundskeeper died after being struck by a tree branch while performing maintenance work at a school in Berwick on Wednesday.
A construction company has been charged following the death of a painter at a building site at Merricks North in 2017.
WorkSafe has warned there will be consequences for not managing the risk associated with working at heights on construction sites following two serious incidents in less than two weeks.
WorkSafe is making inquiries into a serious incident in which a precast concrete structure weighing 32 tonnes fell while being lifted by two cranes at a factory in Dandenong on Tuesday.
A man in his 50s has died after the tip truck he was driving made contact with overhead powerlines on a dairy farm at Kergunyah, south of Albury Wodonga, on Tuesday evening.
A Dandenong automotive repair centre has been convicted and fined $40,000 after a man was crushed when a car fell off an incorrectly operated hoist.
A Ballarat construction company has been convicted and fined $25,000 for ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear worksite.