A towing company was convicted and fined $275,000 over an incident in which an employee loading a boom crane onto a truck parked on a suburban road was struck and seriously injured by a van.
The Supreme Court proceeding issued by Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and other quad bike manufacturers against WorkSafe Victoria was dismissed just prior to a trial that was listed to commence yesterday.
A transport company was last week convicted and fined $330,000 following the death of an employee who was crushed by a falling metal beam at West Melbourne’s docks.
A freight company was convicted and fined $375,000 over the death of a worker who was crushed by a 635kg computer server that fell off a forklift at its Laverton North depot.
Melbourne’s west is hosting the first of this year’s Employer Return-to-Work Network meetings on 22 February.
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.
Workplace safety at Melbourne caravan builders has been thrust into the spotlight with the prosecution of two companies for failing to address health and safety issues.
A man has been electrocuted and another is suffering life threatening injuries after the cherry picker they were working in struck overhead powerlines today.
WorkSafe construction inspectors are staging a pre-Christmas blitz of domestic housing sites in Melbourne’s west from 8 December.
WorkSafe has ceased work at the Southern Star Observation Wheel following an incident at the site that caused the wheel to rotate last night.
A labour hire company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with serious injuries after his arm was crushed in a machine.
An international delivery company which failed to address an improvement notice issued by WorkSafe to help improve safety conditions for its workers has been fined $15,000.
Two companies have each been fined $100,000 over a farm incident that killed a worker who was run over by a reversing tractor.
A free workshop to give employers the tools they need to help injured people back to safe work sooner will be held in Melbourne’s west on February 16.
A man died in hospital this morning after a three metre fall at a Highett tile retailer on Friday evening.