A Geelong business which failed to properly guard machines resulting in three workers suffering serious injuries within months has today been convicted and fined $160,000.
Two workers have died within 24 hours, one is still missing and another has been transported to hospital with life threatening injuries in a series of horrific workplace incidents across the state.
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 labour hire company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with serious injuries after his arm was crushed in a machine.
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.
An international delivery company which failed to address an improvement notice issued by WorkSafe to help improve safety conditions for its workers has been fined $15,000.
A glue manufacturing company has been convicted and fined $90,000 after an investigation into a chemical leak at their Thomastown factory found there was no operational vapour system in place to deal with the spill.
A Geelong business has been convicted and fined $6000 over an incident that left a chef with a broken arm after her sleeve became caught in an unguarded machine.
A Reservoir business has been fined more than $37,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed in a faulty machine.
One for Australia’s biggest food manufacturers appeared in court today over an incident that left a worker with a crushed hand after it was caught in a machine.
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.
A division of a major Australasian forestry company had its fine for workplace safety breaches nearly doubled on appeal in the County Court this morning.
A man has undergone surgery at the Latrobe Valley Hospital after being struck by a forklift at Morwell this morning.
A company director and his Epping business have been prosecuted on serious workplace health and safety charges for the second time in four years.
A Tatura company that placed an apprentice at risk of injury by allowing them to crawl along two aluminium planks over a suspended ceiling in the dark while trying to remove a live bird has been ordered to pay $20,000.