A builder was yesterday convicted and fined $300,000 in the County Court over an incident in which a carpenter died after being crushed by a brick wall on a construction site at Brighton East.
A construction company was fined $30,000 over an incident in which an employee was seriously injured after falling eight metres through unsecured metal sheeting.
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.
A man died when he fell 20 metres down a lift shaft at a construction site in Carlton yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
WorkSafe is reminding Victorian builders to ensure their construction sites are safe and secure during the Christmas break to prevent unauthorised access and potential injury to the public.
A cosmetics distribution company was convicted and fined $75,000 at the Magistrates Court in Moorabbin last week following an incident in which a worker inside a cage was dropped by a forklift.
With summer here and temperatures across the state beginning to climb, WorkSafe is reminding employers to be aware of the risks faced by their workers in times of extreme heat.
A Melbourne company was fined $285,000 in the County Court last week over an incident in which a young refrigeration mechanic died when his work van exploded outside his home in Mulgrave in 2011.
Twenty five new WorkSafe inspectors and investigators graduated yesterday from an intensive occupational health and safety (OHS) induction training program and will start work to help Victorians continue to return home safe every day.
WorkSafe Victoria is calling on all employers to make safety their absolute priority following the deaths of five workers across the state in a horrifying nine-day period.