A man has been flown from Ballarat to hospital in Melbourne after being crushed between a truck and concrete panels this afternoon.
WorkSafe has warned employers and workers in the construction and utilities industries not to be complacent about trench safety.
Northern suburbs caravan manufacturer, Empire Caravans Pty Ltd (formerly Mitri Konsol Pty Ltd) has pleaded guilty to failing to comply with safety improvement notices issued by WorkSafe.
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 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.
A Tullamarine company has been fined $50,000 after two men suffered serious injuries to their hands in February 2009.
A man has been electrocuted and another is suffering life threatening injuries after the cherry picker they were working in struck overhead powerlines today.
A man who defrauded WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission by using fake university certificates to register as a psychologist has been jailed today.
A roof tiler has been convicted and sentenced to four months jail after shooting an apprentice with a nail-gun causing him to lose the site in one eye.
It might have been a spur of the moment decision, but joining the short-lived planking craze and posting their exploits on Facebook cost two Melbourne men their jobs and landed them in court for taking part in what WorkSafe says was a potentially deadly activity.
A Kyabram refrigeration business has been convicted and fined $45,000 over an explosion that left an apprentice with third degree burns to 35 per cent of his body.
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.