WorkSafe is calling on the housing construction industry to make sure their sites and work practices are up to scratch ahead of a safety blitz early next month.
Builders should ensure their sites are well secured before shutting down over Christmas.
Two companies involved in major sewage pipeline project at Templestowe were each fined $30,000 after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed.
WorkSafe statistics reveal almost 450 body parts have been amputated from Victorian workers by common types of machinery used in Victorian workplaces over the last five years.
A building company has been fined $60,000 for an incident which left a worker a paraplegic after he fell from the rafters of a two-storey house in Keysborough.
WorkSafe has started its housing construction safety blitz, with five suburban and regional areas to be targeted in a series of coordinated visits.
A WorkCover team of safety inspectors will visit housing construction sites across Victoria in a 12-month campaign named ‘Operation SafeSite’.
WorkSafe is reminding the construction industry of the dangers associated with trenches after one collapsed on a worker at a domestic housing site at Pakenham at the weekend.
The incident happened a week before a 12-month statewide WorkSafe campaign targeting safety on housing construction sites.
A Kilmore man has died in hospital after falling 2.4m at a housing development at Doreen last week.
Two of Australia’s biggest construction companies have entered in to a $225,000 enforceable undertaking after two concrete panels, each weighting 11.3 tonnes, fell from a contractor’s truck in October 2006.
A WorkSafe campaign highlighting the importance of safety on construction sites has named a Warrnambool fencing contractor as Victoria’s top tradie.
WorkSafe is investigating this morning’s death of a labourer who fell from the roof of a factory that was being renovated at Oakleigh South.
A 34-year-old labourer has been convicted and fined at the Wodonga Magistrates' Court after shooting an apprentice with a nail gun, fracturing his arm.
A 24-hour safety blitz in Wodonga last week resulted in WorkSafe inspectors identifying 27 safety issues at 43 sites.
More than 20 Victorian tradies a week were seriously injured on housing constructions sites last year costing the industry $17-million in medical costs, wages and other expenses.