VIC: ‘Be Careful’ Warning Not Enough, Employer Learns

Reported by Julia | 12 Nov, 2010

“Telling your workers to ‘be careful’ isn’t going to cut it,” WorkSafe Victoria’s Executive Director for Health and Safety Ian Forsyth said after the prosecution of an employer over the death of a worker. The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court has fined the owner of a building company $30,000 after a man fell to his death in …

QLD: Contractor Hurt in Wall Collapse

Reported by Julia | 11 Nov, 2010

A subcontractor was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury in a construction accident earlier today. Reports indicate the accident took place at an Old Cooper Road construction site in Sta Lucia about 6am. The worker was demolishing a brick wall of a university building when a section of the wall collapsed onto him. …

QLD: Cars Struck as Drill Breaks Through Road

Reported by Julia | 15 Oct, 2010

An exploratory drill has burst through an Airport Link work site, hitting two cars and causing heavy traffic around the area on Tuesday. A 6 cm drill was working 25m under Lutwyche Rd when it broke through the road surface. According to State Infrastructure Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, all exploratory drilling on the project have been …