WorkSafe’s annual business roadshow comes to north-east Victoria this week with briefings being held at Shepparton (Wednesday) and Wodonga (Thursday).
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 Wodonga company has been ordered to pay $10,000 to the court fund and been put on to a 12 month undertaking to be of good behaviour after a customer was hurt when shelves collapsed on to him in February last year.
WorkSafe Inspectors are best known for helping make Wangaratta and the north-east Victorian workplaces safer, but they’re also looking for local businesses to take part in this year’s WorkSafe Awards.
A 17-year-old worker has died after suffering serious head injuries while working on a dairy farm near Yalca in the state’s north this morning.
A plumber has been flown to the Alfred Hospital’s burns unit after an explosion at a Bonnie Doon service station this morning.
WorkSafe’s annual business information session program is underway with Shepparton and Wangaratta being visited next week.
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.
WorkSafe inspectors will visit small businesses in Shepparton in August to check on health and safety compliance as part of an ongoing campaign across regional Victoria.
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.