Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.
Following a comprehensive investigation into the riot at the Ravenhall Metropolitan Remand Centre in June 2015, WorkSafe has charged the Department of Justice and Regulation with four breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
Shipping operator Toll Transport Pty Ltd was today convicted and fined a record $1 million over the death of an employee who was crushed to death while helping load the Tasmanian Achiever at Webb Dock in 2014.
Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe has charged three businesses and their directors with a number of breaches of the 2004 OHS Act in relation to the collapse of an excavation at a development site at Highbury Rd, Mt Waverley in July 2015.
A Geelong packing and supply business was this week convicted and fined $26,000 in the Geelong Magistrates Court following an incident in which a worker had all of the skin from his right hand ripped off by a machine.
A Footscray warehouse operator was convicted and fined $50,000 in the County Court following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions over an incident in which a truck driver was injured by a falling 185kg wool bale.
A Prahran demolition company was fined $45,000 over an incident in which a worker had his right leg crushed and later amputated when the overloaded skid steer loader he was operating tipped.
A construction company was found guilty by a County Court jury of an incident in which a carpenter survived a fall of almost three metres down an unguarded stairwell void at a construction site in Doncaster in 2011.
A man has died after an incident in which he was crushed under a load of steel at a workplace in Wodonga on Thursday morning.
An Ocean Grove plastering company was this week convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident in which a subcontractor suffered severe spinal injuries after falling from a work platform.
Almost 130 businesses and individuals were fined a record amount by the Victorian courts in 2015-16 for breaching OHS laws.
A Melbourne recycling company that went out of business soon after one of its employees was crushed to death under a homemade lifting device has been convicted and fined $800,000 in the County Court.
A man has died after the quad bike he was driving rolled and crushed him at a dairy farm in Victoria's south-west on Sunday.
An Ocean Grove builder was today convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident in which a plasterer suffered severe spinal injuries and a fractured skull after falling more than two metres from a work platform.
A builder was yesterday convicted and fined $300,000 in the County Court over an incident in which a carpenter died after being crushed by a brick wall on a construction site at Brighton East.