A Melbourne health service has been fined $25,000 without conviction after a nurse was assaulted by a patient with aggressive and violent behavioural issues.
A Melbourne construction company has been convicted and fined $275,000 following the death of a painter who fell 3.46 metres through a stair void at a Mornington Peninsula building site.
A 21-year-old labourer has died after falling from a ladder at a residential property in Bendigo on Friday.
The operator of an amusement ride has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria following the death of a child who fell from a ride at Rye Easter Carnival last year.
An Ocean Grove building company has been fined $52,500 without conviction for safety breaches that exposed workers, including three apprentices to the risk of serious injury from falls from height.
Oil refinery operator Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd has been charged by WorkSafe after two workers were exposed to hydrofluoric acid leaks in separate incidents last year.
WorkSafe inspectors are focusing on the risk of falls during construction work when they visit building sites across the state between now and Christmas.
A man in his mid-50s has died in hospital following an incident at the Yallourn Power Station on Monday afternoon.
Doctors have the chance to be recognised for their dog walking skills, plumbers can be celebrated as TV technicians and chief executives can take credit for their nightly tuck-ins on WorkSafe’s annual Jobs at Home Day.
Employers and workers are being urged to slow down and put safety first as Victoria enters a traditionally dangerous time of year for workplaces.