WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a worker in Somerton yesterday.
An injured worker who fraudulently obtained $112,000 in benefits after falsely claiming to be wheelchair-bound and in need of 24-hour care has been jailed for 16 months.
A visit to a local supermarket by a WorkSafe inspector has resulted in a guilty plea and $5000 fine for a
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.
The death of three workers in four days has prompted WorkSafe to issue an urgent plea for workplaces to make safety their priority in the lead-up to the end of year break.
The former owner of an industrial laundry in Mildura who subjected his staff to physical, psychological and verbal bullying over a two-year period was today convicted and fined $50,000 and ordered to pay $50,000 in costs.
A Gippsland meat processing company has been found guilty over the death of a worker who was crushed while cleaning a machine in its slaughter room.
A labour hire company has been ordered to spend $200,000 improving safety on its clients’ machines after a worker was dragged hip-deep into inadequately guarded rollers, resulting in serious pelvic and ankle injuries.
Two companies involved in major sewage pipeline project at Templestowe were each fined $30,000 after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed.
A Chelsea Heights fitness club was fined $7000 after it failed to help an injured worker get back to work.
A drilling company has been fined $170,000 after pleading guilty to an incident in which a falling gantry crane injured one man and narrowly missed several others working on the Wonthaggi desalination pipeline project.
A worker died after he was struck by a falling tree branch at a Warragul property yesterday afternoon.
A Montmorency agricultural manufacturing company has been convicted and fined $140,000 over an incident which killed a worker who was struck on the head by a metal rod.
WorkSafe will return to a farm north of Euroa this morning to continue investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a farmer yesterday.
WorkSafe Victoria’s campaign against dangerous machines continues with an East Geelong company fined $55,000 today after a worker was dragged hip-deep into a machine causing serious pelvic and ankle injuries.