Company fined over death of livestock driver

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jun, 2015

A company was convicted and had to face a fine of $250,000 in the County Court this week over the death of a driver in 2013. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that people other than its own employees were not exposed to risks to their health or safety. In September 2014, the …


Man fatally injured in bobcat incident

Reported by Haydee | 25 May, 2015

A man was fatally injured after he was crushed by a bobcat he was working on in his backyard in Toogoolawah in Brisbane.


Ex-Dragons player dies in workplace incident

Reported by Haydee | 03 Dec, 2014

A former U20s Rugby League player of the St George Illawarra Dragons died Monday morning after suffering crush injuries in a workplace incident.


Charges laid for worker’s death in ACT

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jul, 2014

Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has announced on Wednesday that charges have been laid in relation to the death of a worker after he was struck by a concrete boom at work in July 2012.

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Is your job one of the deadliest in Australia?

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jul, 2014

Each year hundreds of Australian workers die from work-related injuries. Safe Work Australia recorded more than two thousand work-related deaths over the past eleven years. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry recorded the highest number of fatalities in 2013 (49), followed by the transport, postal and warehousing (46) and construction (19) industries.

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Company fined over unsafe work environment

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2014

A scrap metal yard has been fined $80,000 and $3000 in costs over a worker’s death in November 2011 due to unsafe work environment.

Company improves safety standards after worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library An almond processor announced the completion of its investigation into the death of a farm worker in north-west Victoria in 2013. The 55-year –old worker was operating a tractor at an almond orchard at Robinvale south of Mildura, when he died in August last year. The police and WorkSafe investigated the incident …

Worker killed in explosion

Reported by Haydee | 04 Feb, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A 38-year old worker died following an explosion near Goulbourn on Monday. Police and emergency services were called to South Marulan Road, Marulan after reports of an explosion. Officers from Goulburn Local Area Command saw a pantec truck and grassed area on fire. The fire was extinguished and the victim was brought …

WorkCover: Ensure safety in working around electricity and powerlines

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jan, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW reminded workers to observe safety when working with electricity and powerlines after a recent analysis revealed that there had been two electrocutions and 14 electric shocks in a recent 12-month period. The WorkCover analysis covers data from August 2012 to August 2013. “In one instance, a worker was installing air-conditioning …

Work-related death toll for September 2013 released

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jan, 2014

Safe Work Australia has recently released the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report for September 2013, and 14 more work-related fatalities have been added to the official toll. The report shows that 8 male workers and 5 bystanders died in September 2013. These figures bring the death toll to 152 from January to September 2013. Of these …