VIC: WorkSafe to Keep a Close Watch on Abattoirs

Reported by Admin | 01 Apr, 2010

WorkSafe is anticipating to prosecute more cases this year involving meat work companies because of unsafe work practices. An abattoir and its cleaning company were fined on Monday for an incident in 2008 in which a worker’s hand was caught in a conveyor while cleaning the unguarded machinery. A parallel case in February resulted in …

VIC: Machine Guard Failures Lead to Fines for 4 Firms

Reported by Admin | 30 Mar, 2010

Two separate abattoirs and their respective contract cleaning companies have been prosecuted for injuries to cleaners in almost similar circumstances. WorkSafe has prosecuted all four companies under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 for failings including inadequate staff training and unguarded machinery. An abattoir from Ararat was convicted and fined $20,000 yesterday, while its …