Two men have suffered serious injuries after they were crushed while unloading aluminium sheets from a shipping container in North Geelong today.
Tait Timber and Hardware Pty Ltd has pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace after a worker was hurt when a forklift was being used inappropriately.
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.
WorkSafe continues to investigate the death of a farmer who accidentally set fire to himself near Dimboola yesterday after his legs became trapped in machinery.
The deaths of two men in work-related circumstances and a few “near misses” have prompted WorkSafe to renew calls of the importance of workplace safety.
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.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a 62-year-old man after a tree fell on him at a farm at Mingay, south of Skipton, in western Victoria today.
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 structural collapse which killed a man at Dandenong South in 2008 has resulted in a $350,000. fine for a major development company.
Unsafe storage has resulted in an industry-wide warning from WorkSafe after dairy products manufacturer, Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd was today convicted and fined $300,000 in the Melbourne County Court.
A man has been flown from Ballarat to hospital in Melbourne after being crushed between a truck and concrete panels this afternoon.
Working as a truck driver for two years while fraudulently receiving $40,000 in workers compensation benefits has led to a man getting a nine-month prison sentence.
A country council has been ordered by a Geelong magistrate to stage a health and safety expo for local farmers, contractors and businesses after a worker reversed a truck into power lines causing it to catch fire.
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.
A Geelong business which failed to properly guard machines resulting in three workers suffering serious injuries within months has today been convicted and fined $160,000.