Workplace safety at Melbourne caravan builders has been thrust into the spotlight with the prosecution of two companies for failing to address health and safety issues.
WorkSafe has released new guidance on the use of workplace angle grinders after 31 serious workplace injuries with them over the past 12 months.
A Mordialloc company has been fined $25,000 over an electric shock incident that left a worker with third degree burns to almost half of his body.
Small businesses in Bairnsdale have received the highest number of improvement notices in a regional area as part of a WorkSafe campaign cracking down on workplace health and safety breaches.
The County Court has re-imposed a conviction and fine imposed last year against the director of a Springvale construction business which failed to comply with safety improvement notices.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.