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 joint inspection blitz by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW will focus on preventing falls on construction sites in the Echuca Moama region.
A man in his 40s has died in hospital after falling through a stair void at a housing construction site at Rosebud last week.
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.
Victorians are being urged to ensure worksites are secure as strong winds gusting up to 100kmh hit parts of the state today.
The second phase of WorkSafe Victoria’s major public awareness campaign to share the stories of real Victorian workers discussing workplace health and safety issues was launched on Sunday.
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’s newest inspectors will begin the task of keeping Victorians safe and healthy at work this month following their graduation from a rigorous 17-week training program.
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.
A farmer has died in an incident involving a tractor on a farm at Barjarg, near Mansfield yesterday.
Farmers are being warned that a simple choice can have tragic consequences and that they must plan ahead and prioritise safety in each and every task.
A man in his 50s has died in hospital following an incident at the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Footscray Road site.
The prevention of falls on construction sites will be the focus of a joint visit by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW to Mildura this week.