Tree lopper dies after falling from cherry picker

Reported by Haydee | 22 Feb, 2012

Photo: 6PR throughThe Sydney Morning Herald A man has died after falling nine metres to the ground at a worksite in South Perth on Tuesday. According to reports, two men were using a cherry picker to prune a 50-metre tree when the boom snapped, sending them nine metres to the ground. The 47-year old tree …

Small business ordered to pay $60,000 fine over fall incident

Reported by Haydee | 07 Feb, 2012

A small building company was given six years to pay a fine after one of its workers met an accident and became paraplegic. The incident happened in Keysborough in June 2010. WorkSafe General Manager of Operations, Lisa Sturzenegger said that the monthly payment to meet the $60,000 fine will serve as a constant reminder to …