It might have been a spur of the moment decision, but joining the short-lived planking craze and posting their exploits on Facebook cost two Melbourne men their jobs and landed them in court for taking part in what WorkSafe says was a potentially deadly activity.
A roof tiler has been convicted and sentenced to four months jail after shooting an apprentice with a nail-gun causing him to lose the site in one eye.
A Tullamarine company has been fined $50,000 after two men suffered serious injuries to their hands in February 2009.
A 17-year-old worker has died after suffering serious head injuries while working on a dairy farm near Yalca in the state’s north this morning.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a 62-year-old man after a tree fell on him at a farm at Mingay, south of Skipton, in western Victoria today.
WorkSafe has issued two improvement notices to a timber and building materials company following the death of a truck driver at a Campbellfield worksite yesterday.
The deaths of two men in work-related circumstances and a few “near misses” have prompted WorkSafe to renew calls of the importance of workplace safety.
Tait Timber and Hardware Pty Ltd has pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace after a worker was hurt when a forklift was being used inappropriately.
A man has been electrocuted and another is suffering life threatening injuries after the cherry picker they were working in struck overhead powerlines today.
The County Court has re-imposed a conviction and fine imposed last year against the director of a Springvale construction business which failed to comply with safety improvement notices.
A Mordialloc company has been fined $25,000 over an electric shock incident that left a worker with third degree burns to almost half of his body.
WorkSafe has released new guidance on the use of workplace angle grinders after 31 serious workplace injuries with them over the past 12 months.
Workplace safety at Melbourne caravan builders has been thrust into the spotlight with the prosecution of two companies for failing to address health and safety issues.
Small businesses in Bairnsdale have received the highest number of improvement notices in a regional area as part of a WorkSafe campaign cracking down on workplace health and safety breaches.
WorkSafe inspectors have issued five notices to Laverton’s Nufarm Chemicals this week following an incident that claimed the life of a 54-year-old man last Thursday.