A Wodonga spray painting company has been convicted and fined $25,000 after a vacuum cleaner being used to clean up flammable liquid triggered an explosion in a confined space and burned a worker.
Following an intensive 14-week training course, WorkSafe's latest group of inspector and investigator graduates have hit the beat to begin the task of keeping Victorian workers safe.
A man has died after being crushed by a road roller in Mildura.
A civil construction company which failed to provide adequate site security at a housing subdivision site in Pakenham has been fined $35,000, without conviction, after a member of the public on a late-night walk was injured after falling into a hole on the site and becoming trapped.
A man in his 50s has died after falling from a motorbike on a cattle property at Yarck, about 135km north of Melbourne.
A Cheltenham marble and granite distributor has been convicted and fined $90,000 after a young storeman was crushed under 22 sheets of porcelain, leaving him a quadriplegic.
A charity set up to address high rates of suicide and depression among tradies, a trailer which can be lowered to ground level so goods can be loaded more safely, and a health and safety rep of 19 years who helped introduce a night shift to address worker fatigue are among the winners of the 2017 WorkSafe Awards.
A Preston construction company which allowed a crane to operate near high voltage powerlines without carrying out the proper pre-work safety assessment has been convicted and fined $24,000.
A Geelong recycling company has been convicted and fined $175,000 following the death of a worker who was struck and run over by a skid steer loader at its Grovedale transfer station.
Twenty-three Victorian businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals are finalists in the 2017 WorkSafe Awards.