VIC: WorkSafe to Focus on Farms Amid Deaths

Reported by Julia | 13 Jul, 2010

WorkSafe is letting the farming sector know that the safety watchdog is undertaking a year-long crackdown on workplace safety. Seven fatalities have been recorded in farms across the state in 2010. According to executive director Cath Bowtell, WorkSafe inspectors will check on Victorian farms starting this month. Ms Bowtell said they will focus on the …

QLD: Mother Killed in Tractor Accident

Reported by Julia | 06 Mar, 2010

A 42-year-old mother of three was killed in a tragic tractor accident on Wednesday. Muraka Jenny Vearncombe was on a footpath in North Ward when a tractor with an attached slasher being operated on a vacant lot nearby apparently ran over a pipe. She was killed instantly when the pipe flew in her direction and …