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 prevention of falls on construction sites will be the focus of a joint visit by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW to Mildura this week.
Electrical businesses, contractors and workers are being warned about the dangers of working on live switchboards or circuits, as WorkSafe inspectors crack down on electrical risks.
A construction company has been convicted and fined $80,000 after an excavation collapsed leaving a 17-year-old apprentice plumber with life-threatening injuries.
Builders and contractors are being urged to do more to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, the most common type of injury to construction workers.
A structural engineering firm which drew up the plans for excavation works at a Mt Waverley construction site has been convicted and fined $380,000 after the pit collapsed, leaving homes teetering on the edge of a 10 metre drop.
A second worker who was trapped in a trench collapse at a subdivision site at Delacombe, near Ballarat, has died in hospital.
A man in his 30s has died and a second worker in his 20s has been seriously injured after a trench collapsed at a subdivision site at Delacombe, near Ballarat, yesterday.
The safety of young workers and apprentices will be the focus of a joint visit by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW to Albury/Wodonga in coming weeks.
WorkSafe is making inquiries into a serious incident in which a precast concrete structure weighing 32 tonnes fell while being lifted by two cranes at a factory in Dandenong on Tuesday.
A Ballarat construction company has been convicted and fined $25,000 for ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear worksite.
Builders across Victoria should ensure construction sites are safe and secure before heading off on the Christmas break.
WorkSafe is urging employers, workers and the public to prioritise safety in and around roadside construction work after a recent inspection campaign revealed inadequate safety measures at a number of sites.
A Preston construction company which allowed a crane to operate near high voltage powerlines without carrying out the proper pre-work safety assessment has been convicted and fined $24,000.