Canberra asbestos safety incident leads to $60k fine

Reported by Stephen | 08 Nov, 2017

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.


NZ Construction company fined for worker’s fall from height

Reported by Haydee | 26 Oct, 2017

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.


Weekend fireworks crackdown results to fines

Reported by Haydee | 12 Oct, 2017

An Allworth resident and a fireworks licence holder from Parkes have been fined by SafeWork NSW following a long weekend fireworks crackdown.


Darwin-based building company charged for illegal asbestos removal work

Reported by Haydee | 04 Oct, 2017

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.


Grain cooperative fined after worker’s serious hand injury

Reported by Haydee | 27 Sep, 2017

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.


Vic builder fined over death of apprentice

Reported by Stephen | 07 Sep, 2017

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.


WA mining company fined for near miss

Reported by Stephen | 28 Aug, 2017

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.