WorkSafe has warned there will be consequences for not managing the risk associated with working at heights on construction sites following two serious incidents in less than two 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 man in his 50s has died after the tip truck he was driving made contact with overhead powerlines on a dairy farm at Kergunyah, south of Albury Wodonga, on Tuesday evening.
A Dandenong automotive repair centre has been convicted and fined $40,000 after a man was crushed when a car fell off an incorrectly operated hoist.
A Ballarat construction company has been convicted and fined $25,000 for ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear worksite.
Two young workers have died and a third has been seriously injured in three separate incidents in Victorian workplaces over the past two days.
A stock agent has died after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga today.
A silo manufacturing company in Rochester has been fined $30,000 after a mobile crane ran over an employee’s leg and crushed his foot, which later had to be amputated.
The Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation has been convicted and fined $300,000 for putting staff at risk in the lead-up to a riot at the Melbourne Remand Centre in 2015.
A man has died after being crushed by a bull at a property at Dunkeld.
A commercial cleaning company has been convicted and fined $30,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed at a Cobram meat processing facility.
One man has died and another has sustained life threatening injuries in a workplace incident at Leitchville near Echuca.
VicRoads and roadworks firm Downer EDI have today been convicted and fined a total of $1.55 million over the 2011 death of a traffic controller.
An attempt by the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) to overturn a WorkSafe improvement notice in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has been unsuccessful.
A man in his early 70s has died after the rough terrain utility vehicle he was driving tipped over at a sheep property at Bonnie Doon.