Two companies have received fines totalling $160,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm became trapped in a conveyor at a fertiliser factory.
A worker has received serious injuries to her arms after they became trapped in a food processing machine at a manufacturing plant in Shepparton early this morning.
A Somerton boat company has been found guilty and fined $275,000 over the death of a worker in December 2011.
A Gippsland meat processing company has been found guilty over the death of a worker who was crushed while cleaning a machine in its slaughter room.
A labour hire company has been ordered to spend $200,000 improving safety on its clients’ machines after a worker was dragged hip-deep into inadequately guarded rollers, resulting in serious pelvic and ankle injuries.
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 Victoria’s campaign against dangerous machines continues with an East Geelong company fined $55,000 today after a worker was dragged hip-deep into a machine causing serious pelvic and ankle injuries.
WorkSafe statistics reveal almost 450 body parts have been amputated from Victorian workers by common types of machinery used in Victorian workplaces over the last five years.
Goodman Fielder Consumer Foods Pty Ltd was convicted and fined $90,000 yesterday over an incident in which a worker's hand was crushed in a machine.
A Tatura company that placed an apprentice at risk of injury by allowing them to crawl along two aluminium planks over a suspended ceiling in the dark while trying to remove a live bird has been ordered to pay $20,000.
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 man has undergone surgery at the Latrobe Valley Hospital after being struck by a forklift at Morwell this morning.
A division of a major Australasian forestry company had its fine for workplace safety breaches nearly doubled on appeal in the County Court this morning.
An Australian food manufacturer has been fined $60,000 over an incident that left a worker with a severed finger after it was caught in a machine.
One for Australia’s biggest food manufacturers appeared in court today over an incident that left a worker with a crushed hand after it was caught in a machine.