VIC: Workplace Deaths for 2009/10 Tallied

Reported by Admin | 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 …

NSW: Boy Dies After Lathe Accident

Reported by Admin | 19 May, 2010

A 15-year-old boy has died following a lathe accident where his arm was severed. A coroner’s inquest has been ordered into the tragic incident at a metal parts factory in Birch Street, Condell Park on May 4. A spokeswoman for the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union said the boy, who was under a pre-apprenticeship employment, was …