Construction companies operating in built-up areas are being warned not to put workers or members of the public at risk following two serious incidents where heavy machinery has struck suburban houses.
A Melbourne electrical company has been convicted and fined $300,000 after an unsupervised, third-year apprentice electrician died from electrocution while laying cables at a Camberwell property.
A 20-year-old apprentice has died while working inside an open-ended tank at a Cranbourne West business.
A 12-year-old boy has died after he was run over by a tractor towing a spreading attachment at a property near Leitchville on Sunday.
A cold storage company has been convicted and fined $380,000 after a refrigerator contractor died when he fell 7.4 metres through a plant room skylight.
A 25-year-old man has died after becoming caught in a conveyor belt at a concrete pipe manufacturing plant at Shepparton.
A Warrnambool abattoir has been charged by WorkSafe following an incident in which a forklift ran into two people in October last year.
A Coolaroo recycling centre has been charged for allegedly removing guarding from a conveyor belt, leaving workers exposed to the risk of being crushed or entangled.
Three companies have been convicted and fined a total of $825,000 following the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a commercial recycling bin at a Mill Park fast food outlet.
Crane owners and operators need to check a key component following the preliminary results of a WorkSafe investigation into the cause of an incident which led to the death of a construction worker in Box Hill.
A Gippsland quarry operator has been charged with two contraventions of the OHS Act after a contractor died when a tip wall collapsed and engulfed her truck.
Two people died in two separate incidents, and a third suffered life threating injuries, in what was a dark day for workplace safety in Victoria yesterday.
A building group has been convicted and fined $70,000, and ordered to pay $5577 in costs, after a worker received serious injuries in a fall from a two-storey house in Warrnambool.
WorkSafe will lead a blitz on industrial premises in Melbourne’s inner western suburbs to ensure that potentially dangerous chemicals are being stored correctly.
A man in his 40s has died in hospital after falling through a stair void at a housing construction site at Rosebud last week.