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.
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 second worker who was trapped in a trench collapse at a subdivision site at Delacombe, near Ballarat, has died in hospital.
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.
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.
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 Ballarat construction company has been convicted and fined $25,000 for ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear worksite.
Builders across Victoria should ensure construction sites are safe and secure before heading off on the Christmas break.
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 Preston construction company which allowed a crane to operate near high voltage powerlines without carrying out the proper pre-work safety assessment has been convicted and fined $24,000.
A Geelong recycling company has been convicted and fined $175,000 following the death of a worker who was struck and run over by a skid steer loader at its Grovedale transfer station.
A Moorabbin building company and its director were yesterday convicted and fined a total of $880,000 over the death of a 21-year-old apprentice at a Caulfield South construction site in August 2013.
WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW will focus on young workers when they team up in Yarrawonga – Mulwala this week as part of this year’s Cross Border Construction Program.
WorkSafe inspectors will hone in on the risks of structural collapse during construction work as part of their latest safety blitz following a spate of incidents in recent months.