A construction company in Sydney has been fined $300,000 for failing to manage a defective gate which fell on a worker, resulting in spinal and pelvic injuries.
A traffic management company has been fined $250,000 following a workplace incident that killed a traffic worker in February 2013.
The 45-year-old worker was crushed by an excavator at the company’s facility in Midcombe on November 26, 2016 when the excavator used to sort waste reversed and caught the worker’s foot. It knocked him down and he died at the scene.
A Canberra earthmoving company has been fined $60,000 by the ACT Industrial Court for a workplace safety lapse during the botched demolition of a Mr Fluffy house in August 2015.
A construction company in Toowoomba has been fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of almost $1,000 after a worker suffered a serious electrical shock on 25 November 2015.
A spray painting company in Wodonga has been convicted and fined $25,000 after a vacuum cleaner being used to clean up flammable liquid triggered an explosion in a confined space, injuring a worker.
A company and its director are facing charges for the death of a worker at a waste recycling facility in Yatala in November 2015.
WorkSafe New Zealand reminds employers to ensure their workers are using their health and safety equipment properly after a construction company was prosecuted over the injury of a contractor at a Wellington demolition site in March 2016.
A construction company has been fined $35,000 after a member of the public got trapped in a hole at a housing construction site.
A marble and granite distributor has been convicted and fined $90,000 after a storeman was crushed under slabs of porcelains on February 8, 2016, leaving him a quadriplegic.
A construction company has been fined $24,000 for allowing a crane to operate near high voltage powerlines without carrying out the proper pre-work safety assessment.
An Allworth resident and a fireworks licence holder from Parkes have been fined by SafeWork NSW following a long weekend fireworks crackdown.
A Para Hills West company was convicted over an incident in which a worker lost part of four fingers in 2015.
A recycling company in Geelong has been convicted and fined $175,000 plus $3,580 costs after a worker was run over by a skid steer loader at its Grovedale transfer station and died.
It is alleged that the company was contracted to refurbish three properties and allowed unlicensed workers to remove asbestos from two of the properties in October and November 2015. The workers were allegedly given no training or appropriate safety equipment, despite knowing the properties contained asbestos.
The cooperative pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Southern Cross Magistrates Court last week.
A crowd controller has been convicted of fraud after an investigation revealed he received almost $190,000 in compensation benefits for a workplace injury while continuing to work.
A Moorabbin building company and its director have been fined a total of $880,000 following the death of a 21-year-old apprentice at a Caulfield South construction site in August 2013.
A Perth-based roofing company has been fined $70,000 after a labourer was seriously injured when he fell through a skylight.
The owner of a building that collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013 has been found guilty of illegal earnings.
A Western Australian mining company has been fined $65,000 after a surveyor nearly reversed his Toyota Land Cruiser into a 19-metre deep open stope at Nickel Mine in the Goldfields on 2 April 2015.