QLD: Golf Club Fined After Worker’s Toes Get Cut Off

Reported by Julia | 30 Apr, 2010

A golf club in Leichhardt has been fined $44,000 by the Ipswich Industrial Magistrates Court after a part of a worker’s right foot was severed while cutting grass. The Club pleaded guilty on February 8 to failing to ensure workplace safety under section 24 (1) of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. Industrial Magistrate …

NSW: Coroner to Settle Cause of Gardener’s Death

Reported by Julia | 15 Apr, 2010

The coroner has the authority to determine whether the death of a man in Sydney’s west on Wednesday because of herbicide exposure, emergency authorities say. Emergency crews were called to a Horsley Park house around 8:00am after a gardener collapsed and died. The 56-year-old was spraying weeds with herbicides just before he collapsed. Fire and …

NSW: Man dies while spraying garden with chemical

Reported by Julia | 14 Apr, 2010

A gardener has been killed after being exposed to chemical at a western Sydney house earlier today. According to firefighters, the 56-year-old man fell to the ground and when it into cardiac arrest at a house at Horsley park around 8:30am. He was spraying weeds with herbicide just before he collapsed. Three people who were …