WorkSafe is urging employers in the construction industry to be aware of the serious risks when working from height following two serious incidents in the past 24 hours.
A man in his early 30s has died after falling into a deep trench at a housing estate under construction at Wallan.
Victorians are being urged to ensure worksites are secure as strong winds gusting up to 100kmh hit parts of the state today.
The Department of Health and Human Services, three companies and an individual have been charged by WorkSafe following a series of incidents against a number of employees by a client at a residential care facility in Victoria’s east.
WorkSafe has charged the owner of the Corkman Irish Pub site in relation to the identification and treatment of asbestos at the 2016 demolition of the historic hotel.
Work to disassemble the crane damaged by high winds in Richmond is progressing, with the majority of the recovery tasks expected to be completed this afternoon.
Work to dismantle a crane damaged by high winds at a Richmond construction site has commenced.
WorkSafe is continuing to oversee plans by construction experts to dismantle a crane damaged in high winds at a Richmond construction site on Monday night.
A farmer has died in an incident involving a tractor on a farm at Barjarg, near Mansfield yesterday.
WorkSafe is investigating an incident involving a crane damaged by high winds at a construction site in Lennox Street, near Bridge Road in Richmond last night.
A free-range egg producer has been convicted and fined $230,000 following the death of a contractor in an incident involving a front end loader at Navarre, near Stawell.
A man in his 50s has died in hospital following an incident at the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Footscray Road site.
A Melbourne company has been fined $20,000 without conviction after it erected scaffolding within 60cm of powerlines, without a permit at a Vermont construction site.
A man in his 20s has died in a workplace incident at a timber mill at Benalla.
A Brooklyn company has been fined $50,000 without conviction, and ordered to pay costs of $29,000, after a 182kg stone benchtop fell on a worker’s foot, resulting in the loss of three toes.