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.
A Ballarat construction company has been convicted and fined $25,000 for ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear worksite.
Two young workers have died and a third has been seriously injured in three separate incidents in Victorian workplaces over the past two days.
WorkSafe is urging Victorian workplaces to re-think their approach to safety following a rise in the number of fatalities at work in 2017.
A stock agent has died after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga today.
Victorians are being warned of the dangers of buying and using illegal fireworks this festive season.
A silo manufacturing company in Rochester has been fined $30,000 after a mobile crane ran over an employee’s leg and crushed his foot, which later had to be amputated.
Builders across Victoria should ensure construction sites are safe and secure before heading off on the Christmas break.
WorkSafe inspectors will be focusing closely on carnival ride safety as the summer festival season prepares to get under way.
WorkSafe is urging employers, workers and the public to prioritise safety in and around roadside construction work after a recent inspection campaign revealed inadequate safety measures at a number of sites.
A commercial cleaning company has been convicted and fined $30,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed at a Cobram meat processing facility.
VicRoads and roadworks firm Downer EDI have today been convicted and fined a total of $1.55 million over the 2011 death of a traffic controller.
WorkSafe is pleading with farmers in the middle of harvesting not to take risks ahead of heavy rains and flash flooding which are forecast to hit much of the state in coming days.
Today the High Court of Australia denied WorkSafe special leave to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court in the matter of the Victorian WorkCover Authority v. Australian Building and Construction Commissioner and Anor (M89/2017).
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