A Melbourne bakery company that failed to replace guarding on a dough processing machine was convicted and fined $60,000 following an incident in which an employee had his arm severed.
An appeal over the inadequacy of a fine handed out to a recycling company following the death of an employee in 2012 has been upheld in the County Court.
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a truck driver in Footscray on Saturday morning.
More than 100,000 country footballers and netballers across the state are set for battle from this weekend when sirens blare to launch the 2015 football and netball seasons.
The rate of injuries in Victorian workplaces has reached a new record low, according to the half-yearly results released today by WorkSafe Victoria.
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 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.
The owner of a mushroom growing operation was fined $50,000 in Bendigo Magistrates court last month over a gas explosion that left a worker with serious burns.
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.
WorkSafe Victoria is aware of an incident at a factory in New Gisborne which has left a male worker with a facial injury.
Farms and vineyards are being advised to review their safety systems and machine guarding as the busy grape harvesting season throughout regional Victoria intensifies.
Sixteen new WorkSafe recruits have this week commenced an intensive fourteen-week training course as they prepare for their new roles as WorkSafe inspectors.
A total of 23 people died in Victorian workplaces last year, according to provisional figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA).
Victorians are being urged to rethink New Year’s Eve plans involving illegal backyard fireworks displays, or risk facing fines of up to $14,761.
Two companies were fined a total of $450,000 in the County Court last week over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed on a Melbourne construction site in 2011.