The sentence imposed today by the Melbourne Magistrates' Court in relation to the Essendon Football Club is a warning to every Victorian employer that they must provide a healthy and safe workplace for their employees.
A man who died last weekend after the tractor he was driving rolled into a dam has now been confirmed as Victoria’s third workplace fatality of 2016.
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.
A dairy farmer was electrocuted last night at a farm in Yarroweyah, near Cobram in northern Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
A man working at a poultry farm at Lethbridge, near Geelong, was struck by a forklift late on Monday night. The man, aged 41, suffered a number of injuries and died at the scene.
A Laverton-based wool processing business was this week convicted and fined $75,000 in the Melbourne Magistrates Court over an incident in which a truck driver suffered significant spinal injuries.
The death of a farmer on a property near Cobden last night brings to seven the number of people killed in a horrifying three-week period in Victorian workplaces.
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.