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.
A demolition company in Bunbury has been fined $4000 and $1338.50 in costs for conducting work without having the relevant licence.
Two companies were both fined under New Zealand laws for failing to adequately assess and control the risks of working near live electricity after a trainee worker suffered serious burns three years ago.
An education provider in the Northern Territory has been convicted and fined $50,000 after a student died during a sports carnival in 2015.
A towing company has been convicted and fined $275,000 following an incident in which a worker loading a boom crane onto a truck parked on a suburban road was struck and injured by a van. He died a few days later in the hospital.
A waste management company has been charged over the death of a female worker.
An earthmoving company has been fined $75,000 over a collapsed trench that trapped a worker resulting in serious injuries.
A waste recycling company has been fined $200,000 in the Richlands Magistrates Court after failing to do routine maintenance on an excavator, which resulted to the death of a worker.
A Brisbane roofing company has been fined $100,000 for failing to handle and safely dispose of asbestos.
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.