Two Department of Defence contractors are facing work health and safety charges following an incident in which a worker suffered serious injuries when an army vehicle that rolled forward as it was being towed.
A Melbourne-based furniture manufacturer who pleaded guilty to failing to comply with safety improvement notices issued by WorkSafe has been fined more than $22,000.
A steel pipe manufacturing business was convicted and fined $39,000 following an incident in which a worker’s foot was run over by a forklift.
The Operation Manager of a roofing company has been fined $7500 plus costs of $517 following a labourer’s serious injuries when he fell through a skylight.
Auckland, NZ, – A fire protection consultant in Auckland was fined $60,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $194,715 after pleading guilty to one charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 following an incident, wherein a worker doing fire alarm installation work fell from a ladder and is now tetraplegic.
A steel pipe manufacturing company in South Australia has been convicted and fined $39,000 for safety failings after a worker’s foot was run over by a forklift in October 2015.
A gold producer has been fined $90,000 in the Karratha Magistrates Court for failing to provide a safe working environment and causing the death of an underground jumbo operator’s offside at a gold mine in the Pilbara region.
A manager at a Perth-based roofing company has been fined $7500 over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured after he fell through a skylight.
Electrical company and farming partnership fined following grain silo incident that endangered electrician’s life
Each defendant was also ordered to pay reparations of $5,000-$7,000 awarded to the victim of engulfment. The electrician who managed to get out of the silo and raise the alarm was awarded $3,000.
A construction company in NSW has been fined $90,000 over a 2013 incident where a young worker’s skull was pierced by a steel reo bar that flew to the cabin of the excavator he was operating.
The company pleaded guilty in the Korumburra Magistrates Court last week to a charge of failing to provide and maintain safe systems of work and was fined $25,000. It was also ordered to pay costs of $5221.
An investigation conducted by the Department of Mines and Petroleum found several failures regarding secure storage of explosives.
Christchurch, New Zealand – A packaging company was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 reparations after a worker was trapped unconscious in a machine he was carrying out a maintenance on when an unlocked metal plate collapsed on him.
One of the country’s largest vegetable growers has been fined over two workplace accidents.
A horticultural company and its director have been fined for negligence for work health and safety that left a worker a tetraplegic.
An arborist has been fined $80,000 after a worker suffers serious and permanent injuries while felling a tree.
A crane hire and rigging company has been convicted and fined $11,800 after pleading guilty to two breaches of Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act for failing to comply with a health and safety duty.
SafeWork SA has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Morgan Sawmill Jamestown, which is estimated to cost about $140,000, in relation to two offences under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.
NT Worksafe has charged NT Christian Schools, Ltd., operators of the Gawa Christian School for breaching Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act (National Uniform Legislation) Act.
A fast food outlet at Eastwood in Western Australia has been convicted and fined for safety breach when a worker suffered burns to nine percent of his body.
A window glass company has been fined $1 million following an incident in which a contractor sustained an electric shock while working on a window ledge at a residential-apartment construction site in South Hurstville on 19 June 2014.