A Brooklyn company has been fined $50,000 without conviction, and ordered to pay costs of $29,000, after a 182kg stone benchtop fell on a worker’s foot, resulting in the loss of three toes.
Victorians who are making workplace health safety a priority are being urged to enter the 30th annual WorkSafe Awards.
A plumbing company has become the second business to be convicted and fined over an incident in which an apprentice was seriously burned when he made contact with powerlines.
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.
CORRECTION: WorkSafe acknowledges that an earlier version of this media release incorrectly stated that B Central Constructions Pty Ltd had been convicted on this matter. In fact, no conviction was recorded against this company.
WorkSafe has charged an equipment hire company with three breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 following the death of a contractor who was thrown from an elevated work platform (EWP).
A man in his 70s has died after being run over by a trailer at a property near Ouyen.
A Shepparton fruit packing company has been convicted and fined $150,000 on appeal following an incident which left an employee with horrific scalping injuries.
WorkSafe inspectors are focusing on fall hazards in an effort to reduce the number of workers injured at housing construction sites.
Agricultural processor Ricegrowers Ltd has been convicted and fined $260,000 following the death of a maintenance worker at a stock feed plant in Tongala.