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.
A man has died this morning while working on an orchard in Wemen, 100km south of Mildura.
A 25-year-old electrician died while working on a house renovation in the Gippsland town of Yallourn North yesterday.
WorkSafe is on site of an incident in Caulfield South, where it appears that part of a building has collapsed.
Builders, sub-contractors and other outdoor workers should ensure their worksites are safe and secure before strong winds hit Victoria tomorrow.
A worker died this morning after being hit by a falling branch at a logging coupe near Yinnar South in the Latrobe Valley.
A transport company was last week convicted and fined $330,000 following the death of an employee who was crushed by a falling metal beam at West Melbourne’s docks.
WorkSafe was called to Timboon P-12 school in relation to asbestos and other general safety issues.
A major dairy company was convicted and fined $35,000 following an incident in which a worker had a finger severed in a cheese shredding machine.
A tree lopping company was convicted and fined $15,000 following an incident in which an employee was knocked unconscious and left hanging from a tree.
WorkSafe is investigating Victoria’s first workplace farm fatality for the year following the death of a worker in Elphinstone on Sunday.
Two companies have received fines totalling $160,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm became trapped in a conveyor at a fertiliser factory.