Scrap metal business fined after worker loses finger

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2015

A scrap metal business in South Australia was convicted and fined $39,000 in the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work to protect workers while loading and unloading trucks.

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Company’s appeal on $375,000 fine dismissed

Reported by Haydee | 15 Sep, 2015

The appeal was dismissed on Wednesday. The Court of Appeal did not accept the company’s argument that the fines imposed should be according to the seriousness of the employees’ injuries.

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Research: Australia’s leading supermarkets have worst safety records

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2015

Three of the biggest Australian supermarket chains are included in the list of companies with the worst injury rates, according to a new research. The researchers examined how often these companies recorded injuries which resulted to time lost from work (Lost time injury frequency rates or LTIFR) The report, Safety Spotlight: ASX100 Companies & More released …


WorkCover Queensland to visit Mackay

Reported by Haydee | 02 Mar, 2015

WorkCover Queensland will visit businesses in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injuries.


Renew your Household Worker Policy

Reported by Haydee | 02 Dec, 2014

WorkSafe Queensland is calling on everyone who employed a household worker to renew their Household Worker Policy by 19 December 2014.


Return to Work Awards 2014 finalists announced

Reported by Haydee | 05 Sep, 2014

Finalists for the 2014 Return to Work Awards, which recognise those who have played a significant role in the return to work process, have recently been announced.


Alive and Well campaign launched

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014

A new campaign has been launched by the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet at the NSW Farmers Conference on Tuesday.


Furniture company fined over worker fall

Reported by Haydee | 09 Jul, 2014

A furniture retailer has been fined $30,000 after two of its employees were injured when an elevating work platform toppled over at one of its stores.

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Work safety partnership in forestry industry renewed

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has renewed its partnership with Forestry Corporation of NSW to develop effective approaches to work health and safety and injury management in the forestry industry. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said the partnership which was first signed in 2011 has achieved significant progress in recent …

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Worker crushed under hydraulic machine

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jun, 2014

Townsville – A man was seriously injured after he was crushed under a hydraulic machine at a refinery in north Queensland.


Townsville: Plumber sues council for back injury

Reported by Haydee | 21 Apr, 2014

A plumber who claims to have suffered back injury after repeatedly jumping in and out of his truck to fix Townsville’s sewerage is suing the city council for $535,120.80.

Company fined for worker’s serious burns

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2013

A food company has been fined $11,000 and $1316 in costs over a young worker’s serious work injury in 2010. The company pleaded guilty in November for failing to provide a safe work environment, and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. The fine was reduced due to the employer’s guilty plea and …

Worker not injured after falling over toxic spill

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A mine worker who slipped over a toxic spill at a mine site near Kakadu last week was not injured. This is according to the operator of the Northern Territory uranium mine.  They also denied allegations that the man fell into the slurry of acid and uranium up to his armpits. According …