WorkSafe inspectors have issued five notices to Laverton’s Nufarm Chemicals this week following an incident that claimed the life of a 54-year-old man last Thursday.
A licensed plumber whose work van exploded at Chelsea Heights in 2009 was convicted and fined $25,000 at the Frankston Magistrates' Court today.
A Wodonga company has been ordered to pay $10,000 to the court fund and been put on to a 12 month undertaking to be of good behaviour after a customer was hurt when shelves collapsed on to him in February last year.
Northern suburbs caravan manufacturer, Empire Caravans Pty Ltd (formerly Mitri Konsol Pty Ltd) has pleaded guilty to failing to comply with safety improvement notices issued by WorkSafe.
WorkSafe has warned employers and workers in the construction and utilities industries not to be complacent about trench safety.
WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a worker fell more than 7m when a crane being used to build the Wonthaggi de-salination plant pipeline partially collapsed this morning.
A Glenroy rubbish removal company has been prosecuted after an 87 year-old suffered debilitating injuries when she was hit by a skip truck.
A man has died from crushing injuries while unloading a shipping container at a Kilsyth metal fabrication business today.
The right of workers to speak up about safety without fearing for their jobs has been upheld in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, in the first discrimination conviction under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
A man is appealing to the County Court against a 21-month prison sentence after being convicted of workers compensation fraud.
Fines totalling $260,000 have been imposed on two gold mining companies after a December 2007 underground explosion led to 10 workers being taken to hospital after miners were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.
Two men who assaulted, threatened and intimidated WorkSafe inspectors have received suspended prison sentences after being prosecuted by WorkSafe
A husband and wife manufacturing partnership were sentenced today following the death of an 18 year-old worker at a Thomastown cardboard packaging factory in February 2009.