VIC: Workplace Deaths for 2009/10 Tallied

Reported by Julia | 19 Jul, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria has announced that 26 fatalities had been recorded in the 2009/10 financial because of breaches in workplace safety. Among those who died, all but one was male – a female vineyard worker in Woori Yallock died when a falling a branch struck her during heavy storms in June. Nine deaths were reported in …

QLD: Company fined for forklift incident

Reported by Julia | 03 May, 2010

The Holland Park Industrial Magistrates Court has fined a manufacturing company following a forklift accident at its Mansfield facility, which injured one of its workers. The company pleaded guilty on April 1 to failing to ensure workplace safety, in violation of section 24 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. Industrial Magistrate Trevor Arnold …

VIC: Major Transport Firm Convicted

Reported by Julia | 17 Mar, 2010

The Melbourne Magistrates Court has convicted and fined a transportation company yesterday over serious injuries suffered by a driver when a truck trailer collapsed on him. The company was fined $170,000 and was ordered to pay WorkSafe costs amounting to $41,270. The case stemmed from a 2006 incident in Lemnos, near Shepparton. The driver asked …