Auger Severs Man’s Foot in Farming Accident

Reported by Zoe | 08 Jul, 2013

The foot of a farmer was severed in an accident yesterday on his rural property near Esk in Queensland. The farmer in his 40’s was reportedly mixing grain for feed with an auger when his left foot became caught in the machine. Augers are generally used for drilling bore holes and they have a helical …

VIC: Inspections Highlight Unsafe Farm Plant and Equipment

Reported by Julia | 19 Oct, 2010

Safety issues over plant and equipment remain a major concern for the agricultural industry, WorkSafe Victoria reveals. WorkSafe inspectors have issued over 200 safety improvement notices to farm businesses from July to September as part of a year-long statewide farm safety campaign. Now in its third month, the campaign focuses on the most common causes …

WA: Firm, Managers Fined for Worker’s Severed Fingers

Reported by Julia | 01 Apr, 2010

The Armadale Magistrates Court has fined a commercial food manufacturer, its director/manager and production manager on March 18 after a worker lost two fingers in a cheese grinder. The parties pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The company was charged with failing to provide a safe working environment, causing serious …

QLD: Company Fined for Injuries to Teenage Worker

Reported by Julia | 30 Mar, 2010

The Brisbane Industrial Magistrates Court has fined an agricultural firm over injuries sustained by a teenage worker at its vegetable processing plant in Ivy Street, Killarney, in October 2008. The company pleaded guilty to breaching section 28 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, having failed to ensure the safety of its workers. Magistrate …