Two people died in two separate incidents, and a third suffered life threating injuries, in what was a dark day for workplace safety in Victoria yesterday.
A WorkSafe and EPA blitz on industrial sites in the West Footscray area is continuing, with 78 sites visited and 68 contraventions identified in relation to the handling and storage of dangerous goods.
A building group has been convicted and fined $70,000, and ordered to pay $5577 in costs, after a worker received serious injuries in a fall from a two-storey house in Warrnambool.
WorkSafe will lead a blitz on industrial premises in Melbourne’s inner western suburbs to ensure that potentially dangerous chemicals are being stored correctly.
A joint inspection blitz by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW will focus on preventing falls on construction sites in the Echuca Moama region.
A man in his 40s has died in hospital after falling through a stair void at a housing construction site at Rosebud last week.
WorkSafe is urging employers in the construction industry to be aware of the serious risks when working from height following two serious incidents in the past 24 hours.
A man in his early 30s has died after falling into a deep trench at a housing estate under construction at Wallan.
Victorians are being urged to ensure worksites are secure as strong winds gusting up to 100kmh hit parts of the state today.
The second phase of WorkSafe Victoria’s major public awareness campaign to share the stories of real Victorian workers discussing workplace health and safety issues was launched on Sunday.