A Cheltenham marble and granite distributor has been convicted and fined $90,000 after a young storeman was crushed under 22 sheets of porcelain, leaving him a quadriplegic.
Bass Coast businesses can expect a knock at the door later next month when teams of WorkSafe inspectors head to the region for a week to educate and encourage compliance with health and safety laws.
A Chelsea Heights fitness club was fined $7000 after it failed to help an injured worker get back to work.
WorkSafe has started its housing construction safety blitz, with five suburban and regional areas to be targeted in a series of coordinated visits.
A licensed plumber whose work van exploded at Chelsea Heights in 2009 was convicted and fined $25,000 at the Frankston Magistrates' Court today.
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.
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 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.
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.
WorkSafe is investigating this morning’s death of a labourer who fell from the roof of a factory that was being renovated at Oakleigh South.
A major hirer of industrial equipment, Coates Hire Operations Pty Ltd, has been convicted and fined $500,000 after a worker died when an elevating work platform rolled down the tray of a truck, tipped and crushed him.