A silo manufacturing company in Rochester has been fined $30,000 after a mobile crane ran over an employee’s leg and crushed his foot, which later had to be amputated.
Young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries and employers should prioritise safety discussions and training to reduce their risk of injury.
A Dingley engineering company which had been fined a total of $375,000 after three employees were injured in separate incidents had its appeal dismissed by the Court of Appeal last week.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a man at a factory in Pakenham yesterday.
A Mansfield manufacturer was convicted and fined $35,000 in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this week over an incident in which a welder was seriously injured when a 44-gallon drum exploded.
A Montmorency agricultural manufacturing company has been convicted and fined $140,000 over an incident which killed a worker who was struck on the head by a metal rod.
WorkSafe inspectors will visit workplaces as part of a six month blitz targeting the way workers operate machinery in a bid to reduce hazardous manual handling injuries.