Heavy fines have been imposed in a series of WorkSafe prosecutions after serious incidents for construction industry safety failings.
A Mulgrave sign installation company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with severe burns to his body after he suffered an electric shock.
More than 20 Victorian tradies a week were seriously injured on housing constructions sites last year costing the industry $17-million in medical costs, wages and other expenses.
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 34-year-old labourer has been convicted and fined at the Wodonga Magistrates' Court after shooting an apprentice with a nail gun, fracturing his arm.
A 24-hour safety blitz in Wodonga last week resulted in WorkSafe inspectors identifying 27 safety issues at 43 sites.
A WorkSafe campaign highlighting the importance of safety on construction sites has named a Warrnambool fencing contractor as Victoria’s top tradie.
WorkSafe is reminding the construction industry of the dangers associated with trenches after one collapsed on a worker at a domestic housing site at Pakenham at the weekend.
The incident happened a week before a 12-month statewide WorkSafe campaign targeting safety on housing construction sites.
Two of Australia’s biggest construction companies have entered in to a $225,000 enforceable undertaking after two concrete panels, each weighting 11.3 tonnes, fell from a contractor’s truck in October 2006.
A Kilmore man has died in hospital after falling 2.4m at a housing development at Doreen last week.
A WorkCover team of safety inspectors will visit housing construction sites across Victoria in a 12-month campaign named ‘Operation SafeSite’.