NT: Workplace Fight Leaves One Dead

Reported by Admin | 16 Nov, 2007

Source: NT News POLICE were questioning a man last night after an alleged murder on a Territory mango farm. The man is believed to have been involved in a fight with another worker when he was stabbed. It is not known what they were fighting over. A 37-year-old man was taken into custody and last …

VIC: Lost Limbs Take It’s Toll

Reported by Admin | 15 Nov, 2007

Source: Sun Herald by Alan Howe ALAN Newey and Gerald Wilkie are two of the bravest Victorians you’ll meet. Both men have lost their right arms in industrial accidents. They were both right-handed. Newey, aged 43, particularly has a right to feel aggrieved. His accident, on September 30, 1999, happened as the state was suspended …

VIC: SME Machinery Safety Under Review

Reported by Admin | 15 Nov, 2007

Source: Warnambool Standard WORKSAFE figures show in the past five years 1230 people in the Warrnambool district were injured at work. According to WorkSafe’s spokesman Michael Birt the cost of treating the city’s injured workers was $16.78 million. The safety watchdog’s inspectors plan to visit 100 businesses across Warrnambool this week checking machinery and safety …

NSW: Farming Quad Bike Safety Review

Reported by Admin | 14 Nov, 2007

Souce: ABC News WorkCover has issued a safety alert for all terrain vehicles following a spate of fatalities involving quad bikes. The safety authority says there have been a number of fatalities and serious injuries because ofquad bikes‘ tendency to overturn on steep slopes, banks, dam edges and uneven terrain. WorkCover’s rural industry team manager, …

NT: Drug Test Rejected By Companies

Reported by Admin | 12 Nov, 2007

Source: The Territory News TERRITORY companies are not drug testing their workers for fear they will quit. While random drug testing is on the rise around Australia, the manager of an NT testing company said employee sampling was only at an “embryonic” stage in the Top End. “There seems to be a reluctance to conduct …

VIC: Concrete Panel Construction Fatality

Reported by Admin | 11 Nov, 2007

Source: NT News A 42-year-old Dandenong man died yesterday in an accident on a construction site at Mitcham. Police and WorkSafe officers are investigating the Whitehorse Road incident. They have been told the man was removing metal support beams from a concrete pillar wall about 1.30pm when one of the beams fell, hitting him. Paramedics …

QLD: Workers Legs Caught In Concrete Pump

Reported by Admin | 10 Nov, 2007

Source: AAP The 20-year-old man suffered severe injuries at a Scarborough worksite just before 2pm today. A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said the man had severe injuries, including a fractured leg and pelvis, He was given a blood transfusion at the site before being airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Queensland Fire and Rescue Service officer …

VIC: Worker Loses Hand

Reported by Admin | 06 Nov, 2007

A MAN  had his hand amputated in a workplace accident in Warrnambool yesterday afternoon. The man, aged 20, was rushed to Warrnambool’s South West Healthcare after his hand was cut off by a piece of machinery. The incident occurred at a Raglan Parade business in Warrnambool west just before 5pm. The man was in a …

TAS: Guilty Plea For Waste Management Company

Reported by Admin | 05 Nov, 2007

Tasmanian Mercury ONE of Australia’s largest waste management companies has pleaded guilty to workplace safety charges resulting from an industrial accident which killed two men in 2005. Veolia Environmental Services, formerly known as Collex Pty Ltd, pleaded guilty in the Launceston Magistrates Court to five charges yesterday. On December 7, 2005, Bruce Beamish, 34, of …

SA: WorkSafe Awards

Reported by Admin | 03 Nov, 2007

Source: Adelaide Now HARDY Wine Company and Santos Limited tonight shared the employer of the year prize at the 2007 South Australian SafeWork Awards. Santos’ approach to safety was also recognised with the award for best workplace health and safety management system. More than 700 people attended the awards presentation at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Industrial …

VIC: Billboard ‘Dummies’ Reported To WorkSafe

Reported by Admin | 02 Nov, 2007

Source: The Age “Workmen” putting up billboard advertising for WorkSafe in Melbourne were “dobbed in” by dozens of safety-minded motorists. About 40 motorists called WorkSafe’s hotline to complain about dangerous workplace practices they had witnessed on the billboards, high above the ground. But the “workmen” were actually mannequins used as part of a WorkSafe campaign …