WA: Welder Dies During Routine Fabrication Task

Reported by Julia | 01 Oct, 2010

A man has been killed at a Welshpool worksite in in Perth’s east this morning. The 34-year-old man worked as a welder and boilermaker at an engineering business. Early reports say he died while working on a crane, performing a routine fabrication procedure. Operations at the site had ceased while regulatory authorities, including WorkSafe WA, …

QLD: Firm Fined for Faulty Plant, Inadequate Inspection

Reported by Julia | 03 Sep, 2010

A mining engineering company has been fined $40,000 over failing to ensure workplace safety, resulting to injuries for a worker. At the Wynnum Industrial Magistrates Court on July 2, the company pleaded guilty to breaching section 24 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. having failed to ensure workplace safety. The court was told …

WA: Falling Lathe Crushes Machinist to Death

Reported by Julia | 12 Aug, 2010

A man has died after being crushed by a machine at a Perth factory yesterday. Inspector Barry Mann said the incident took place at an engineering factory in Canning Vale at 6.20pm. He said the 38-year-old machinist was operating a lathe when it fell on him. He died at the scene. WorkSafe spokeswoman Caroline Devaney …