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 …

Company and director convicted and fined for second time in four years

Reported by Haydee | 17 May, 2012

Photo: WorkSafe Victoria An Epping-based business and its company director have been prosecuted over serious workplace health and safety charges for the second time in four years. The company and its director were convicted and fined a total of $124,000 after being charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act over safety violations in August …

Two officers sue police force after being exposed to toxic drug fumes

Reported by Haydee | 14 May, 2012

Two police officers were seriously ill after accidentally breathing toxic fumes at the Sydney drug exhibit centre. One of the police officers were administered the last rites as he lay on life support three years ago. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the victim was on induced coma after his lungs completely shut down. Four …

Postal company fined after worker lost leg from forklift accident

Reported by Haydee | 07 Dec, 2011

A postal company has been fined after a contractor lost his right leg when he was run over by a forklift at work at the Toowoomba Mail Centre in July 2008. The victim was three days shy of his 73rd birthday when the accident happened. Surgeons weren’t able to save his lower right leg leading …