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.
WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 84 year-old woman following an incident at a Horsham hospital on Monday afternoon.
A Geelong business has been convicted and fined $6000 over an incident that left a chef with a broken arm after her sleeve became caught in an unguarded machine.
A truck driver died at Hepburn Springs last night when he was crushed by his rig.
A Reservoir business has been fined more than $37,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed in a faulty machine.
A man died in hospital this morning after a three metre fall at a Highett tile retailer on Friday evening.
A man was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital late yesterday after a bridge which was being demolished near Kerang partially collapsed.