VicRoads and roadworks firm Downer EDI have today been convicted and fined a total of $1.55 million over the 2011 death of a traffic controller.
An attempt by the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) to overturn a WorkSafe improvement notice in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has been unsuccessful.
A man in his early 70s has died after the rough terrain utility vehicle he was driving tipped over at a sheep property at Bonnie Doon.
A man in his twenties has died after being stung by several bees at a property in Dunkeld.
Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe has determined there is insufficient evidence to prosecute event organiser Ash Sounds Pty Ltd in relation to an incident at the company's Falls Music and Arts Festival in Lorne last year.
A Wodonga spray painting company has been convicted and fined $25,000 after a vacuum cleaner being used to clean up flammable liquid triggered an explosion in a confined space and burned a worker.
A man has died after being crushed by a road roller in Mildura.
A civil construction company which failed to provide adequate site security at a housing subdivision site in Pakenham has been fined $35,000, without conviction, after a member of the public on a late-night walk was injured after falling into a hole on the site and becoming trapped.
A man in his 50s has died after falling from a motorbike on a cattle property at Yarck, about 135km north of Melbourne.
A Cheltenham marble and granite distributor has been convicted and fined $90,000 after a young storeman was crushed under 22 sheets of porcelain, leaving him a quadriplegic.
A Preston construction company which allowed a crane to operate near high voltage powerlines without carrying out the proper pre-work safety assessment has been convicted and fined $24,000.
A Geelong recycling company has been convicted and fined $175,000 following the death of a worker who was struck and run over by a skid steer loader at its Grovedale transfer station.
A man in his late 60s has died after a quad bike he was operating overturned on a mixed farm at Hesket, near Romsey, about 80km north of Melbourne.
A crowd controller who received almost $190,000 in compensation benefits for a workplace injury while continuing to work was this week convicted of fraud in Heidelberg Magistrates’ court.
A 39 year-old male worker has died in hospital from his injuries after an incident last month where the elevating work platform he was operating was struck by a car at Braeside.