A Ballarat construction company has been convicted and fined $25,000 for ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear worksite.
Tradespeople will be warned to always check for asbestos before starting a job, in an awareness campaign that will hit airwaves next week.
Two young workers have died and a third has been seriously injured in three separate incidents in Victorian workplaces over the past two days.
WorkSafe is urging Victorian workplaces to re-think their approach to safety following a rise in the number of fatalities at work in 2017.
A stock agent has died after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga today.
Victorians are being warned of the dangers of buying and using illegal fireworks this festive season.
A silo manufacturing company in Rochester has been fined $30,000 after a mobile crane ran over an employee’s leg and crushed his foot, which later had to be amputated.
Builders across Victoria should ensure construction sites are safe and secure before heading off on the Christmas break.
WorkSafe inspectors will be focusing closely on carnival ride safety as the summer festival season prepares to get under way.
The Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation has been convicted and fined $300,000 for putting staff at risk in the lead-up to a riot at the Melbourne Remand Centre in 2015.