Rural Meat Processor Fined $380,000 Over Serious Safety Incidents

Reported by Zoe | 13 Feb, 2013

A meat processing plant located in Gippsland has been given a fine of $380,000 for two serious safety incidents that occurred within two weeks. One involved a fatality where a worker was crushed to death and two weeks later another worker had a finger severed. The Melbourne County Court today fined the company $350,000 for …

VIC: Safety Guideline on Band Saws

Reported by Julia | 10 Aug, 2010

WorkSafe has released a safety solution on the use of woodworking band saws. According to the safety agency, a problem arises when the equipment is not guarded, ineffectively guarded or poorly maintained. An unguarded band saw makes its operator vulnerable to serious injuries like lacerations and amputations. A worker’s hand may come into contact with …