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.
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.