A Mulgrave sign installation company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with severe burns to his body after he suffered an electric shock.
Heavy fines have been imposed in a series of WorkSafe prosecutions after serious incidents for construction industry safety failings.
A division of a major Australasian forestry company had its fine for workplace safety breaches nearly doubled on appeal in the County Court this morning.
An Australian food manufacturer has been fined $60,000 over an incident that left a worker with a severed finger after it was caught in a machine.
A company which pleaded guilty to two workplace safety charges which led to the collapse of a scaffold in Prahran in 2009 has been convicted and fined $170,000.
A truck driver who continued to receive compensation benefits for a workplace injury but took up work elsewhere has been ordered to repay almost $27,000 and perform 100 hours of unpaid community work.
One for Australia’s biggest food manufacturers appeared in court today over an incident that left a worker with a crushed hand after it was caught in a machine.
A plumber has been flown to the Alfred Hospital’s burns unit after an explosion at a Bonnie Doon service station this morning.
A man was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital late yesterday after a bridge which was being demolished near Kerang partially collapsed.
A magistrate has given a small building company six years to pay a fine imposed on it after a worker became a paraplegic as a result of a four metre fall. The incident occurred at Keysborough in June 2010.
A man died in hospital this morning after a three metre fall at a Highett tile retailer on Friday evening.
A Reservoir business has been fined more than $37,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed in a faulty machine.
A truck driver died at Hepburn Springs last night when he was crushed by his rig.
A Geelong business has been convicted and fined $6000 over an incident that left a chef with a broken arm after her sleeve became caught in an unguarded machine.
WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 84 year-old woman following an incident at a Horsham hospital on Monday afternoon.