Victorians are being warned of the dangers of using illegal fireworks this festive season.
Shipping operator Toll Transport Pty Ltd was today convicted and fined a record $1 million over the death of an employee who was crushed to death while helping load the Tasmanian Achiever at Webb Dock in 2014.
Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe has charged three businesses and their directors with a number of breaches of the 2004 OHS Act in relation to the collapse of an excavation at a development site at Highbury Rd, Mt Waverley in July 2015.
A Geelong packing and supply business was this week convicted and fined $26,000 in the Geelong Magistrates Court following an incident in which a worker had all of the skin from his right hand ripped off by a machine.
Around 10,000 Victorians will be wearing safety badges with a difference tomorrow when they take part in Jobs At Home Day.
WorkSafe inspectors have begun a month-long blitz targeting dangerous and sub-standard demolition work.
The most important reason for staying safe at work isn’t at work at all – it’s at home.
A Footscray warehouse operator was convicted and fined $50,000 in the County Court following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions over an incident in which a truck driver was injured by a falling 185kg wool bale.
A Prahran demolition company was fined $45,000 over an incident in which a worker had his right leg crushed and later amputated when the overloaded skid steer loader he was operating tipped.
We know that the lead-up to Christmas is busy with employers and workers rushing to complete projects and meet deadlines. But it is a horrifying fact that Victorian workers are more likely to die in November and December than any other time of the year.