WorkSafe has ceased work at the Southern Star Observation Wheel following an incident at the site that caused the wheel to rotate last night.
The deaths of two farmers in less than a week and the hospitalisation of two farm workers with life-threatening injuries has prompted WorkSafe to issue an urgent call for those working on farms to remain extra vigilant.
Two workers have died within 24 hours, one is still missing and another has been transported to hospital with life threatening injuries in a series of horrific workplace incidents across the state.
A Colac company that received more than 100 safety improvement notices over less than a decade has been convicted and fined $70,000 for failing to comply with a safety improvement notice and having an unguarded machine which injured a worker.
WorkSafe is investigating an incident involving a scaffold which fell and landed on a car at the Geelong suburb of Belmont this morning.
A labour hire company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with serious injuries after his arm was crushed in a machine.
WorkSafe is issuing an urgent call for businesses and workers to remain extra vigilant in the lead up to the busy Christmas period following a horror two weeks where seven workers died in tragic circumstances.
A Geelong restumping company was convicted and fined $40,000 today over an incident that seriously injured its owner who was trapped under a house which was being re-stumped.
The death of a man at Mulgrave as a result of an explosion outside his home this morning should shock all Victorians into taking immediate action to make their workplaces and equipment as safe as possible.
A man has died in remote country in the Otways after a tree fell on him this afternoon.
An international delivery company which failed to address an improvement notice issued by WorkSafe to help improve safety conditions for its workers has been fined $15,000.
A glue manufacturing company has been convicted and fined $90,000 after an investigation into a chemical leak at their Thomastown factory found there was no operational vapour system in place to deal with the spill.
Two companies have each been fined $100,000 over a farm incident that killed a worker who was run over by a reversing tractor.
WorkSafe wants businesses returning from holidays to make safety a priority on their new year’s resolutions list after 25 people died on the job in 2011.
A four-year-old boy died this morning on a property at Wandella, near Kerang. WorkSafe investigators are at the scene and helping police prepare a brief for the coroner.