A drilling rig supervisor who told an inexperienced 21-year-old man to drive a truck with defective brakes and no seat belt down a steep slope before the vehicle crashed, killing the driver, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison, suspended for three years.
A Kyabram refrigeration business has been convicted and fined $45,000 over an explosion that left an apprentice with third degree burns to 35 per cent of his body.
A roof tiler has been convicted and sentenced to four months jail after shooting an apprentice with a nail-gun causing him to lose the site in one eye.
A licensed plumber whose work van exploded at Chelsea Heights in 2009 was convicted and fined $25,000 at the Frankston Magistrates' Court today.
WorkSafe has warned employers and workers in the construction and utilities industries not to be complacent about trench safety.