Companies and directors fined for worker’s head and brain injuries

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2013

Several companies and directors were fined a total of $330,500 after a 54-year-old worker suffered serious head and brain injuries when he fell almost four metres between two floors at a building site in Auburn. In August 2009, the worker was moving materials between floors when he fell through an uncovered hole. He suffered head …

Companies and director fined for electrician’s serious injuries

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jul, 2013

A company director and two companies have been fined due to a worker’s serious fall injuries in Western Sydney. The companies and a company director were fined a total of $147,000 and ordered to pay WorkCover’s legal costs after a worker fell at a residential building worksite. In December 2009, the 22-year-old electrician was working …

Overweight Carry On Baggage Causing Worker Injuries

Reported by Admin | 03 Dec, 2012

According to flight attendants, they are sustaining workplace injuries when lifting carry-on luggage that is heavy and they are calling for the system to be regulated to avoid these injuries. Steven Reed who is the president of the Flight Attendants Association of Australia has said in an ABC report this afternoon that the increasing weight …

Food company convicted and fined over worker’s injuries

Reported by Haydee | 21 Aug, 2012

A food company was convicted and fined $90,000 on Monday over serious and permanent injuries that a worker sustained when his arm was crushed in a machine. The company pleaded guilty at the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court to failing to provide safe plant and failing to provide proper training under section 21 of the Occupational Health …