The decision today by the County Court to convict and fine a Melbourne sign writing company $250,000 over its role in the collapse of a wall in Swanston St in 2013 that killed three pedestrians reflects the serious nature of the charge.
Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe has charged the Hazelwood Power Corporation Pty Ltd with 10 breaches of the OHS Act 2004 in relation to preparedness for the fire which took hold in the Hazelwood open cut coal mine on 9 February 2014.
A Malvern hospital was fined $50,000 without conviction after an incident in which an elderly woman was injured when knocked to the ground by an overfilled waste bin.
The sentence imposed today by the Melbourne Magistrates' Court in relation to the Essendon Football Club is a warning to every Victorian employer that they must provide a healthy and safe workplace for their employees.
The tragic deaths of a 24-year-old electrician and a 21-year-old dairy farmer at work this week are a horrible reminder to all Victorians why workplace safety needs to be everyone’s priority.
A dairy farmer was electrocuted last night at a farm in Yarroweyah, near Cobram in northern Victoria.
WorkSafe has called on all Victorian workplaces to be vigilant about safety following the tragic death of a 24-year-old electrician at Dallas in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Tuesday.
An electrician working on the roof of a retail outlet in the northern suburb of Dallas has been electrocuted.
Victorians are being urged to rethink New Year’s Eve plans involving illegal fireworks, or risk facing fines of thousands of dollars.
WorkSafe is reminding Victorian builders to ensure their construction sites are safe and secure during the Christmas break to prevent unauthorised access and potential injury to the public.
A cosmetics distribution company was convicted and fined $75,000 at the Magistrates Court in Moorabbin last week following an incident in which a worker inside a cage was dropped by a forklift.
With summer here and temperatures across the state beginning to climb, WorkSafe is reminding employers to be aware of the risks faced by their workers in times of extreme heat.
A Melbourne company was fined $285,000 in the County Court last week over an incident in which a young refrigeration mechanic died when his work van exploded outside his home in Mulgrave in 2011.
Twenty five new WorkSafe inspectors and investigators graduated yesterday from an intensive occupational health and safety (OHS) induction training program and will start work to help Victorians continue to return home safe every day.
A man working at a poultry farm at Lethbridge, near Geelong, was struck by a forklift late on Monday night. The man, aged 41, suffered a number of injuries and died at the scene.