QLD: Man Dead in Industrial Blast

Reported by Admin | 23 Jul, 2010

A man has been killed in an industrial shed explosion in Mackay on Wednesday. Emergency services received several calls after the blast in Len Shield St, Paget, in north Queensland, at 2.38pm. The man was found dead when emergency crews arrived at the aluminium fabrication business site. According to a police spokesperson, the deceased had …

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 …

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 …

VIC: Firm’s Tripled Fine to Serve as Deterrent

Reported by Admin | 13 May, 2010

WorkSafe says a health and safety fine which has been nearly tripled on appeal serves to warn Victorian workplaces that endangering workers needlessly can have severe consequences. The Dandenong Magistrates Court convicted a metal fabrication company, with a corresponding fine of $25,000. The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed the matter to the County Court. The …

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 …