A free-range egg producer has been convicted and fined $230,000 following the death of a contractor in an incident involving a front end loader at Navarre, near Stawell.
A man in his 50s has died in hospital following an incident at the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Footscray Road site.
A Melbourne company has been fined $20,000 without conviction after it erected scaffolding within 60cm of powerlines, without a permit at a Vermont construction site.
A man in his 20s has died in a workplace incident at a timber mill at Benalla.
A Brooklyn company has been fined $50,000 without conviction, and ordered to pay costs of $29,000, after a 182kg stone benchtop fell on a worker’s foot, resulting in the loss of three toes.
A plumbing company has become the second business to be convicted and fined over an incident in which an apprentice was seriously burned when he made contact with powerlines.
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.
CORRECTION: WorkSafe acknowledges that an earlier version of this media release incorrectly stated that B Central Constructions Pty Ltd had been convicted on this matter. In fact, no conviction was recorded against this company.
WorkSafe has charged an equipment hire company with three breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 following the death of a contractor who was thrown from an elevated work platform (EWP).
A man in his 70s has died after being run over by a trailer at a property near Ouyen.
A Shepparton fruit packing company has been convicted and fined $150,000 on appeal following an incident which left an employee with horrific scalping injuries.
WorkSafe inspectors are focusing on fall hazards in an effort to reduce the number of workers injured at housing construction sites.
Agricultural processor Ricegrowers Ltd has been convicted and fined $260,000 following the death of a maintenance worker at a stock feed plant in Tongala.
WorkSafe has charged a Roxburgh Park man with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by allegedly receiving more than $700,000 in unlawful workers compensation payments.
A man in his 20s has died after being struck by a tractor attachment at a property at Carwarp, near Mildura.