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WA company fined $75,000 over worker injury

Reported by Stephen | 19 Feb, 2015

The Fremantle Magistrates Court has fined a Perth-based steel fabrication business $75,000 over an October 2011 incident in which a contractor was seriously injured when a crane struck a scissor-lift on which he was working.


Company fined for violating OHS Act

Reported by Stephen | 24 Sep, 2014

A court has fined a wine producer from Pokolbin, north-west of Newcastle $210,000 for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following an explosion that killed a prominent wine maker and a welder six years ago.

Brick Company Fined for Workplace Injury

Reported by Zoe | 16 Sep, 2013

A brick company has been given a fine of $90,000 for a workplace incident where the face of a worker was crushed by a hydraulic ram. The ram came down on the shoulders of the worker and forced his face into the fallen bricks that he was attempting to recover. He was transported to hospital …

Hefty Fine Handed Out Over Spinal Injuries

Reported by Zoe | 25 Feb, 2013

Three years ago a women suffered a fractured skull, broken ribs and serious spinal injuries and a company has been fined almost $70,000 because they failed to protect her health and safety in a court appearance at the Perth Magistrates court last week. The company employed and contracted drivers for the transportation of various goods …

Company Fined After Tree Lopper Left Unconscious

Reported by Zoe | 17 Dec, 2012

A tree lopping company was fined $15,000 this month after an incident where one of their workers was rendered unconscious and left hanging in a tree. The company entered a plea of guilty at the Ringwood Magistrates Court of failing to provide a safe working environment and safe system of work. The incident happened on …

Seed Company Fined $93,000 Over Crushing Accident

Reported by Zoe | 09 Oct, 2012

A seed company on the Bordertown South Australia pleaded guilty to not providing and maintaining a safe workplace and has been fined over $93,000 over an incident where a worker was injured. In February 2010 a robotic pallet stacker crushed a worker at the company who became a paraplegic because of the injuries received during …

$11,000 Fine for SACA Safety Failure

Reported by Zoe | 07 Sep, 2012

SACA (South Australian Cricket Association) was today issued a fine for more than $11,000 after a workplace accident at the Adelaide Oval where a worker was burned. The worker was engaged in the kiosk when the accident happened in 2009. She was in the process of cleaning up a deep fryer when hot oil splashed …

Australian Airline fined for Mistreatment of Worker

Reported by Zoe | 16 Aug, 2012

An Australian Airline has lost its appeal against a fine for mistreating an employee who submitted a complaint about his conditions at work. But in the historic decision one of the Airlines senior managers who was allegedly responsible for the unfair treatment was fined as well. The worker is an aircraft engineer who made a …