Employers and contractors who operate heavy vehicles and machinery are being urged to always check for powerlines following a spate of serious incidents.
Ambulance Victoria was convicted and fined $400,000 yesterday for failing to adequately record and store stocks of morphine and fentanyl, following an investigation into the death of a paramedic at Heywood near Portland, in 2015.
The Department of Education and Training and a private swim centre operator have each been charged by WorkSafe following an incident involving a Ballarat student in 2016.
A Keysborough concrete pumping contractor has been convicted and fined $500,000 after the death of a worker who was struck by a large section of tubing.
A groundskeeper died after being struck by a tree branch while performing maintenance work at a school in Berwick on Wednesday.
A construction company has been charged following the death of a painter at a building site at Merricks North in 2017.
WorkSafe has warned there will be consequences for not managing the risk associated with working at heights on construction sites following two serious incidents in less than two weeks.
WorkSafe is making inquiries into a serious incident in which a precast concrete structure weighing 32 tonnes fell while being lifted by two cranes at a factory in Dandenong on Tuesday.
A man in his 50s has died after the tip truck he was driving made contact with overhead powerlines on a dairy farm at Kergunyah, south of Albury Wodonga, on Tuesday evening.
A Dandenong automotive repair centre has been convicted and fined $40,000 after a man was crushed when a car fell off an incorrectly operated hoist.
A Ballarat construction company has been convicted and fined $25,000 for ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear worksite.
Two young workers have died and a third has been seriously injured in three separate incidents in Victorian workplaces over the past two days.
A stock agent has died after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga today.
A silo manufacturing company in Rochester has been fined $30,000 after a mobile crane ran over an employee’s leg and crushed his foot, which later had to be amputated.
The Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation has been convicted and fined $300,000 for putting staff at risk in the lead-up to a riot at the Melbourne Remand Centre in 2015.