Worker Pinned by 3-Tonne Machine in Rural Victoria

Reported by Admin | 04 Dec, 2013

A worker who was crushed under a 3-tonne machine this morning in Delacombe this morning is lucky yo be alive according to authorities. The 47-year-old local man way pinned to the floor face down by a lathe when it fell as it was being moved. The incident happened just before 8.30 this morning. Emergency crews …

WA: Falling Lathe Crushes Machinist to Death

Reported by Admin | 12 Aug, 2010

A man has died after being crushed by a machine at a Perth factory yesterday. Inspector Barry Mann said the incident took place at an engineering factory in Canning Vale at 6.20pm. He said the 38-year-old machinist was operating a lathe when it fell on him. He died at the scene. WorkSafe spokeswoman Caroline Devaney …

NSW: Man set on fire in industrial accident

Reported by Admin | 17 Jul, 2010

A worker has suffered serious burn injuries after his clothing has been set on fire at a sheet metal fabrication business in South Windsor on Thursday. According to police, the 25-year-old man from Sydney had been pouring out paint thinner from a drum when he slipped on the puddle of the flammable chemical just around …

VIC: Williamstown Visit Yields 200 Safety Notices

Reported by Admin | 21 May, 2010

Williamstown has recently received a visit from WorkSafe inspectors as part of Safe Towns, Safer Work Zones campaign. Inspectors visited 167 small businesses in the area over a span of five days. With a total of 200 notices issued, some workplaces received multiple notices while others did not receive any. WorkSafe will do follow up …

VIC: Man fights for life after lathe accident

Reported by Admin | 21 Apr, 2010

A 26-year-old worker has been gravely injured after a steel rod hit his head on Monday. The accident took place at a steel fabrication business in Thomastown, where the steel rod was being shaped by a lathe. WorkSafe Victoria believes the steel rod, which extended beyond the lathe, struck the back of the worker’s head …