Victorians are being urged by the Victorian WorkCover Authority to take extra care at work in the lead-up to the holiday period, following a tragic seven-week period.
This is an exciting time of year as the Christmas holidays draw near and workplaces try to meet final deadlines so everyone can enjoy a well-deserved break.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority wants all Victorians to participate in Jobs At Home Day on 5 December by creating and wearing a special badge that highlights an important role they play at home.
A transport company was last week convicted and fined $330,000 following the death of an employee who was crushed by a falling metal beam at West Melbourne’s docks.
WorkSafe has launched an investigation into the death of an 86-year-old man who was hit by a garbage truck last Friday while it was emptying a bin at a Mill Park fast food restaurant car park.
A freight company was convicted and fined $375,000 over the death of a worker who was crushed by a 635kg computer server that fell off a forklift at its Laverton North depot.
Two men have suffered serious injuries after they were crushed while unloading aluminium sheets from a shipping container in North Geelong today.
WorkSafe has issued two improvement notices to a timber and building materials company following the death of a truck driver at a Campbellfield worksite yesterday.
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Patrick Stevedoring Pty Ltd against its conviction and $180,000 fine for workplace health and safety breaches.
A truck driver died at Hepburn Springs last night when he was crushed by his rig.
A truck driver who continued to receive compensation benefits for a workplace injury but took up work elsewhere has been ordered to repay almost $27,000 and perform 100 hours of unpaid community work.
Online shopping and more conventional deliveries to shops, other business and building sites are taking their toll on Victoria’s delivery drivers.
A major hirer of industrial equipment, Coates Hire Operations Pty Ltd, has been convicted and fined $500,000 after a worker died when an elevating work platform rolled down the tray of a truck, tipped and crushed him.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a worker in Epping this morning. The incident happened on Cooper Street at about 10am. It appears the 21-year-old worker was in the process of undertaking repair works to a truck when he sustained fatal crush injuries.
A garbage collection company was fined $42,000 yesterday over an incident where a 92kg bin lifting arm, fitted to a garbage truck, fell suddenly and struck a worker on the head.