Companies and director fined for electrician’s serious injuries

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jul, 2013

A company director and two companies have been fined due to a worker’s serious fall injuries in Western Sydney. The companies and a company director were fined a total of $147,000 and ordered to pay WorkCover’s legal costs after a worker fell at a residential building worksite. In December 2009, the 22-year-old electrician was working …

Carpenter pleads guilty for failing to provide fall protection

Reported by Haydee | 20 Mar, 2013

A carpenter has been fined $4000 for failing to provide fall protection equipment and edge protection while working on a roof of a shed. The carpenter pleaded guilty to failing to provide fall protection and edge protection and was fined in the Esperance Magistrates Court last week. He was working with an apprentice carpenter and …

Firies at risk when working from roofs, union claims

Reported by Haydee | 17 May, 2012

The United Firefighters Union has filed a complaint to WorkSafe ACT claiming that firies’ lives were put to risk when working on roofs. Canberra Times reports that firefighters have been forced to work from roofs during major storms without proper protection gear. David Livingstone, the union’s ACT branch secretary said that this issue has been …