Company and project manager fined for crane collapse

Reported by Haydee | 30 Nov, 2015

A construction company and one of its project managers have been fined more than 55,000 following an incident where a crane rolled over during the construction of a hall at a Prestons Catholic School.


Construction worker injured by falling boulder

Reported by Haydee | 22 Jan, 2015

A construction worker was injured after being hit by a falling boulder while working at the North West Rail Link tunnel. ABC News reported that the 39-year old worker was welding at Baulkham Hills Thursday when he was hit by a 40 kilogram boulder. According to reports, the rock was dislodged on the surface and …

Worker suffered serious injuries in workplace incident

Reported by Haydee | 05 Oct, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkSafe is investigating a serious incident on Thursday afternoon in The Patch, in Melbourne’s outer east. A worker in his thirties was said to be cutting down a large gum tree when a nearby tree fell and struck him. The victim was brought to the Alfred Hospital in a serious condition. WorkSafe’s …

Young worker crushed to death at construction site

Reported by Haydee | 24 May, 2012

A 19-year-old man was crushed to death by a crane as he was delivering timber logs to a construction site on Wednesday. The Queensland Times report that the worker was driving a Mack prime mover loaded with treated logs and was using a small crane on the trailer to unload the pieces of timber. According …

Scaffolding company fined after worker sustained fall injuries

Reported by Haydee | 09 May, 2012

A scaffolding company has been fined $22,000 over an incident in which a worker was injured when he fell through an insufficiently protected void on a construction site. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment causing serious injuries to the worker. The scaffolding company was fined in the Perth Magistrates …