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.