WorkSafe is pleading with farmers in the middle of harvesting not to take risks ahead of heavy rains and flash flooding which are forecast to hit much of the state in coming days.
A poultry contractor was today convicted and fined $1.13 million over an incident in which a man was struck and killed by a forklift on a farm at Lethbridge, near Geelong in 2015.
A large team of WorkSafe inspectors will visit farms in the Robinvale region next month to promote the importance of workplace safety ahead of the busy spring season.
Victorian farmers are being urged to make safety a critical part of their daily routine after a shocking six months in which eight people have died in workplace incidents on farms across the state.
Two agricultural workers have been killed in less than 24 hours in separate incidents in country Victoria.
A major Gippsland company specialising in vegetable growing, processing and distribution was convicted and fined $85,000 for two separate incidents in which one worker was run over by a tractor attachment and another fell into an uncovered drainage pit.
The Supreme Court proceeding issued by Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and other quad bike manufacturers against WorkSafe Victoria was dismissed just prior to a trial that was listed to commence yesterday.
WorkSafe is calling on all regional businesses and workers to prioritise safety to help drive down the number of workplace deaths and injuries across Victoria.
WorkSafe is calling on all businesses and workers to prioritise safety to help drive down the number of workplace deaths and injuries across Victoria.
A farmer has died after the tipper trailer he was operating collapsed and crushed the cabin of his prime mover.
WorkSafe is calling on all workplaces to prioritise safety following the death of three workers in separate incidents all involving tractors.
A delivery driver died yesterday when he was run over by his truck at a storage depot in Tullamarine.
Two men were killed and another suffered critical head injuries in three separate incidents at the weekend.
A labour hire company that specialises in providing backpacker workers to the fruit packing industry was yesterday convicted and fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker was scalped by a conveyer belt.
Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.