Two agricultural workers have been killed in less than 24 hours in separate incidents in country Victoria.
A demolition company was convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident at Phillip Island in which an excavator pulling down a house collided with live overhead power lines.
A major Gippsland company specialising in vegetable growing, processing and distribution was convicted and fined $85,000 for two separate incidents in which one worker was run over by a tractor attachment and another fell into an uncovered drainage pit.
A man who fell 4.3m off a ladder at a construction site in Maidstone on Friday has died in hospital.
WorkSafe Victoria is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a six-year-old boy died after falling from a carnival ride in Rye at Easter.
WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a six-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after falling from a carnival ride in Rye yesterday.
A farmer has died after the tipper trailer he was operating collapsed and crushed the cabin of his prime mover.
WorkSafe is calling on all workplaces to prioritise safety following the death of three workers in separate incidents all involving tractors.
A delivery driver died yesterday when he was run over by his truck at a storage depot in Tullamarine.
A bakery in Altona North was yesterday fined $40,000 for breaching the 2004 OHS Act after a worker's fingertips were amputated by a machine filling pastries with custard.
A 69-year-old man who suffered critical head injuries on Sunday after falling four metres at a construction site at Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula has died in hospital from his injuries.
Two men were killed and another suffered critical head injuries in three separate incidents at the weekend.
Following a comprehensive investigation into the crane collapse at 42 Balston St, Southbank in August 2015, WorkSafe has charged GC Crane Hire Pty Ltd, trading as General Cranes, with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
A labour hire company that specialises in providing backpacker workers to the fruit packing industry was yesterday convicted and fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker was scalped by a conveyer belt.
Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.