VIC: WorkSafe Gives Tyre Fitters Tips on Injury Prevention

Reported by Admin | 05 Aug, 2010

WorkSafe inspectors will be visiting automotive workshops at year’s end to ensure injuries are minimised among auto workers. Inspectors will focus on giving tyre fitters pointers to prevent shoulder, knee and lower back injuries while performing their task. According to WorkSafe Manufacturing and Logistics Director Ross Pilkington, tyre fitting is a physically demanding job. “It’s …

QLD: Worker dies after getting struck in the head; Firm fined

Reported by Admin | 03 Jun, 2010

The Townsville Industrial Magistrates Court has fined a manufacturing company $50,000 following the death of an employee in a workplace accident. The company pleaded guilty on 8 October 2009 to failing to ensure workplace safety, under section 24(1) of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. The incident took place at the company’s Home Hill …