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.
A Moorabbin building company and its director were yesterday convicted and fined a total of $880,000 over the death of a 21-year-old apprentice at a Caulfield South construction site in August 2013.
WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW will focus on young workers when they team up in Yarrawonga – Mulwala this week as part of this year’s Cross Border Construction Program.
WorkSafe inspectors will hone in on the risks of structural collapse during construction work as part of their latest safety blitz following a spate of incidents in recent months.
Builders and contractors are being urged to make scaffolding safety a priority on Victorian construction sites after a string of serious injuries and near misses in recent months.
Two workers have died in less than two hours in separate incidents this morning.
A demolition company was convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident at Phillip Island in which an excavator pulling down a house collided with live overhead power lines.
Over the past decade, 16 people have died working with or around machinery such cranes, front end loaders, elevated work platforms, forklifts, skid steer loaders, concrete trucks and other types of powered mobile plant.
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.
Businesses and consumers who need asbestos testing services have been told to avoid using Brisbane company Asbestos Audit Pty Ltd, which is being investigated by the Queensland Office of Fair Trading.
Two men were killed and another suffered critical head injuries in three separate incidents at the weekend.
Builders will have access to a range of construction industry experts when regulators visit Geelong and the Surf Coast next week to examine safety and building compliance.
WorkSafe inspectors will zone in on the risk of falling building materials and equipment at construction sites that can cause injury or death during a three-week blitz across Victoria.