SA Winery Fined for Worker Accident that Meant Amputation

Reported by Admin | 07 Aug, 2013

A winery in South Australia has been awarded a fine of $68,000 over a workplace health and safety breach that ended in a worker having their leg amputated, the company pleaded guilty in the Industrial Magistrates Court to failing to ensure the safety of the worker. The worker who was injured was a temporary Australian …

Two animal handling accidents in a week

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jan, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A harness racing steward in Albury is in an induced coma after being hit by a horse while a Wodonga saleyards worker was trampled by a cow in separate accidents last week. According to Fairfax Media, the racing steward was assisting a driver on the Albury showground track adjust a harness before …

Worker injured in scrap yard fire in comatose

Reported by Haydee | 17 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A man is in comatose after suffering serious burn injuries in a fire at a scrap metal yard in southwest Sydney on Friday. The 26-year-old worker was operating a machine to move scrap metal at the yard on Claremont Avenue in Greenacre at about 6:30pm on Friday when an explosion happened. The …

Worker Critically Injured in Sydney Explosion

Reported by Admin | 04 Oct, 2012

A 26 year old contractor was severely burned today in an explosion at a NSW government building in Sydney. He was working on the 52nd floor of the building when there was an explosion and 90-95% of his body was burned. According to ninemsn he was transported to St Vincent’s in a critical condition. The …

Two workers fatally injured in drilling rig accident

Reported by Haydee | 27 Aug, 2012

Two workers were killed on Monday in a workplace accident on a drilling rig off Victoria’s southwest coast. According to the Herald Sun, a 60-year-old man from Scotland and a 32-year-old man from the Northern Territory were drilling a gas well, southeast of Warrnambool when the accident happened. Australian Workers Union (AWU) state secretary Cesar …

Truck driver pleads guilty to fraudulent compensation claims

Reported by Haydee | 18 Mar, 2012

A truck driver pleaded guilty to charges of fraudulently receiving compensation benefits for a workplace injury while taking up a job somewhere else. The worker was ordered to repay almost $27,000 and perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to one charge of illegally receiving payments as well as three charges of …