A Melbourne waste recycling company has been convicted and fined $450,000 over the death of an employee who was struck by the bucket of a 20-tonne front end loader.
A Melbourne bakery company that failed to replace guarding on a dough processing machine was convicted and fined $60,000 following an incident in which an employee had his arm severed.
An appeal over the inadequacy of a fine handed out to a recycling company following the death of an employee in 2012 has been upheld in the County Court.
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a truck driver in Footscray on Saturday morning.
A young worker died yesterday afternoon after a trench collapsed at a construction site in Cranbourne East.
A Mansfield manufacturer was convicted and fined $35,000 in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this week over an incident in which a welder was seriously injured when a 44-gallon drum exploded.
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a builder on a Fitzroy North building site this morning.
The owner of a mushroom growing operation was fined $50,000 in Bendigo Magistrates court last month over a gas explosion that left a worker with serious burns.
WorkSafe Victoria is aware of an incident at a factory in New Gisborne which has left a male worker with a facial injury.
A farmer in his 60s has died on a farm at Tallandoon this afternoon, after falling from a quad bike.
Two companies were fined a total of $450,000 in the County Court last week over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed on a Melbourne construction site in 2011.
Victorians are being urged by the Victorian WorkCover Authority to take extra care at work in the lead-up to the holiday period, following a tragic seven-week period.
A psychiatrist who told the VWA his patient was sicker than she was in order to prolong her stay in hospital so he could receive further payments was last week sentenced to six months in prison (wholly suspended for nine months) and ordered to pay almost $50,000 in fines and restitution.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of an 84-year-old farmer at Goschen, 20km south of Swan Hill last Wednesday.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a man who fell from a rescue helicopter while being winched to safety on Saturday.