Two companies were fined a total of $1.5 million in the Supreme Court last week over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed at a Melbourne construction site in 2011.
Farmers are far more likely to die at work than any other Victorian worker.
That simple but shocking fact is at the heart of a compelling new public awareness campaign to be launched next week.
Whistles will blow and sirens will blare over the next few weeks to launch another exciting season of country football and netball action across the state.
The rate of injuries in Victorian workplaces has reached a new record low, according to the half-yearly results released yesterday by WorkSafe Victoria.
WorkSafe Victoria has revised its approach to quad bike use with the objective of reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries in Victorian workplaces. This updated media release is intended to clarify WorkSafe’s position.
WorkSafe Victoria has launched a powerful new public awareness campaign showing the impact that a serious injury can have on a workplace.
WorkSafe Victoria has today announced Melbourne-based developer Quintessential Equity as the winning tender to deliver its new headquarters in Geelong.
The decision today by the County Court to convict and fine a Melbourne sign writing company $250,000 over its role in the collapse of a wall in Swanston St in 2013 that killed three pedestrians reflects the serious nature of the charge.
Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe has charged the Hazelwood Power Corporation Pty Ltd with 10 breaches of the OHS Act 2004 in relation to preparedness for the fire which took hold in the Hazelwood open cut coal mine on 9 February 2014.
A Malvern hospital was fined $50,000 without conviction after an incident in which an elderly woman was injured when knocked to the ground by an overfilled waste bin.
The sentence imposed today by the Melbourne Magistrates' Court in relation to the Essendon Football Club is a warning to every Victorian employer that they must provide a healthy and safe workplace for their employees.
The tragic deaths of a 24-year-old electrician and a 21-year-old dairy farmer at work this week are a horrible reminder to all Victorians why workplace safety needs to be everyone’s priority.
A dairy farmer was electrocuted last night at a farm in Yarroweyah, near Cobram in northern Victoria.
WorkSafe has called on all Victorian workplaces to be vigilant about safety following the tragic death of a 24-year-old electrician at Dallas in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Tuesday.
An electrician working on the roof of a retail outlet in the northern suburb of Dallas has been electrocuted.