Safe work practices in earthmoving, drainage and roadwork sites in Melbourne’s north will be the focus of a WorkSafe safety campaign next week.
The housing construction industry in Melbourne’s northern suburbs has been warned to make sure their sites and work practices are up to scratch ahead of a safety blitz next month.
WorkSafe has launched an investigation into the death of an 86-year-old man who was hit by a garbage truck last Friday while it was emptying a bin at a Mill Park fast food restaurant car park.
A Somerton boat company has been found guilty and fined $275,000 over the death of a worker in December 2011.
WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a worker in Somerton yesterday.
An injured worker who fraudulently obtained $112,000 in benefits after falsely claiming to be wheelchair-bound and in need of 24-hour care has been jailed for 16 months.
A Montmorency agricultural manufacturing company has been convicted and fined $140,000 over an incident which killed a worker who was struck on the head by a metal rod.
WorkSafe will soon target businesses in Sydney Road in a week-long blitz on uninsured employers.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a worker in Epping this morning. The incident happened on Cooper Street at about 10am. It appears the 21-year-old worker was in the process of undertaking repair works to a truck when he sustained fatal crush injuries.
A garbage collection company was fined $42,000 yesterday over an incident where a 92kg bin lifting arm, fitted to a garbage truck, fell suddenly and struck a worker on the head.
A Kilmore man has died in hospital after falling 2.4m at a housing development at Doreen last week.
A company director and his Epping business have been prosecuted on serious workplace health and safety charges for the second time in four years.
A Mulgrave sign installation company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with severe burns to his body after he suffered an electric shock.
The winner of the 2011 WorkSafe Return to Work Coordinator Excellence award will present at a free workshop in Preston next week (29th March) as part on an ongoing effort to help get injured workers back to work.
A Reservoir business has been fined more than $37,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed in a faulty machine.