A man removing a downpipe from a two-storey home at Hamlyn Heights in Geelong yesterday has fallen to his death.
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.
A refrigeration mechanic, aged 25, was electrocuted yesterday while performing maintenance on an air conditioner on a factory roof at Braeside, in Victoria’s south-east.
A company that overloaded a barge which capsized on the Patterson River, throwing three workers into the water and seriously injuring one of them, was convicted and fined a total of $600,000 in the County Court last week.
A worker aged 64 died yesterday in an incident at a housing development site in Harkaway, in Melbourne's south-east.
Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe has charged the Essendon Football Club with two breaches of the OHS Act 2004 in relation to its 2011-2012 supplements program.
A 76-year-old man has died on a farm at Anakie, near Geelong, yesterday.
A farmer died on Monday when he was crushed between a utility vehicle and a pole on his parents’ dairy farm at Princetown, in Victoria’s south-west.
Inadequate guarding that led to a worker severely injuring her arm has cost a major chicken processor dearly.
A farmer in his late 60s died when his quad bike overturned on a property at Murrindindi, near Yea, yesterday afternoon. He was not found until late last night.
Forty-five years after Victoria’s worst workplace disaster, a group of families, friends and workers will gather today to remember the 35 construction workers who died when the Westgate Bridge collapsed.
A dairy company which allowed its employees to drive quad bikes with defective brakes and without wearing helmets was fined $40,000 in the Colac Magistrates’ Court last month.
A Dingley engineering company which had been fined a total of $375,000 after three employees were injured in separate incidents had its appeal dismissed by the Court of Appeal last week.
Statement from Marnie Williams,
Executive Director of Health of Safety, in relation to the collapsed crane at Southbank
Following the successful work to lower the crane boom today, roads around the site have been declared safe to be re-opened. VicRoads has been informed.
Work continues on the site to dismantle the remainder of the crane and the structures on which it rests.
WorkSafe continues to investigate the cause of the incident.
Statement from WorkSafe's Executive Director of Health and Safety, Marnie Williams, in relation to removing the collapsed crane from a construction site at Southbank:
"Works to install supporting structures to stabilise the crane have gone well. It is anticipated that work to dismantle the crane will begin sometime after noon today.
"As we have stated earlier, the task is difficult and complex, and the safety of workers and the public remains WorkSafe's number one priority.
"It remains too early to determine when work might be completed and all roads re-opened.
"Police and VicRoads will be kept informed of progress."