Builders should ensure their sites are well secured before shutting down over Christmas.
Two companies involved in major sewage pipeline project at Templestowe were each fined $30,000 after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed.
WorkSafe statistics reveal almost 450 body parts have been amputated from Victorian workers by common types of machinery used in Victorian workplaces over the last five years.
A building company has been fined $60,000 for an incident which left a worker a paraplegic after he fell from the rafters of a two-storey house in Keysborough.
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 Kyabram refrigeration business has been convicted and fined $45,000 over an explosion that left an apprentice with third degree burns to 35 per cent of his body.
A drilling rig supervisor who told an inexperienced 21-year-old man to drive a truck with defective brakes and no seat belt down a steep slope before the vehicle crashed, killing the driver, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison, suspended for three years.
A structural collapse which killed a man at Dandenong South in 2008 has resulted in a $350,000 fine for a major development company.
WorkSafe has warned employers and workers in the construction and utilities industries not to be complacent about trench safety.
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.
A structural collapse which killed a man at Dandenong South in 2008 has resulted in a $350,000. fine for a major development company.
A Reservoir bricklaying company which potentially risked a collapse at a Prahran construction site by overloading scaffolding by more than double the safe limit has today been convicted and fined $100,000.
WorkSafe construction inspectors are staging a pre-Christmas blitz of domestic housing sites in Melbourne’s west from 8 December.
WorkSafe has ceased work at the Southern Star Observation Wheel following an incident at the site that caused the wheel to rotate last night.