WorkSafe has warned there will be consequences for not managing the risk associated with working at heights on construction sites following two serious incidents in less than two weeks.
Two men were killed and another suffered critical head injuries in three separate incidents at the weekend.
An Ocean Grove plastering company was this week convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident in which a subcontractor suffered severe spinal injuries after falling from a work platform.
WorkSafe Victoria is contacting construction employers in the Mildura region to alert them that a week of concentrated worksite visits will begin later this month.
A man has died after a fall from a crane at a construction site in Melbourne’s CBD this morning.
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 launched an investigation into a serious incident in The Patch, in Melbourne's outer east, yesterday afternoon.
WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a worker fell more than 7m when a crane being used to build the Wonthaggi de-salination plant pipeline partially collapsed this morning.
A Colac company that received more than 100 safety improvement notices over less than a decade has been convicted and fined $70,000 for failing to comply with a safety improvement notice and having an unguarded machine which injured a worker.
A man died in hospital this morning after a three metre fall at a Highett tile retailer on Friday evening.