Investigation Set To look Into Spate of FIFO Deaths

Reported by Admin | 03 Nov, 2014

Several mining union officials together with some of the country’s mental health experts are set to talk about what puts fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers at risk of mental problems at a West Australian parliamentary inquiry Monday.

Company charged over worker’s desal death to plead guilty

Reported by Haydee | 21 Feb, 2013

A company charged over a worker’s death at an Adelaide desalination plant in 2010 will plead guilty to breaching workplace safety laws, the Industrial Court has been told. Lawyers representing the company told the Industrial Court that guilty pleas will be entered. The 5-year-old victim was killed when he was struck by a steel beam …

Freight company convicted and fined for worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 24 Dec, 2012

A freight company was convicted and fined over the death of a worker when he was crushed by a computer server which fell from a forklift at its Laverton North Depot. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe system of work and was sentenced last week in Melbourne County Court. The court …

Construction company fined over worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 15 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A construction company responsible for upgrading a section of the Hume Highway was fined $350,000 and ordered to pay costs after one of its workers died on the project. The company was the principal contractor in charge of building the $250 million Tarcutta Bypass involving the construction of 6.5 kilometres of dual …

Soft drink consumption had a role in worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 21 Aug, 2012

Consumption of soft drink instead of water may have contributed to a young man’s death from heat stroke in November 2009 while installing insulation, an inquest heard. The man died on his first day of work installing insulation batts at a home at St Clair in Western Sydney. Courier Mail reported that the young man had …

Charges filed to crane company over worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jul, 2012

SafeWorkSA has filed charges to a crane company over the death of a worker at a desalination plant where he was hit with a steel beam which fell from a crane in July 2010. SafeWork SA said the case had been filed under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act against the company. The victim’s …

VIC Court of Appeal doubled fine over worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2012

An equipment hire company has been convicted and fined a total of $500,000 after a worker was killed when an elevating work platform rolled down the tray of a truck, tipped and crushed him. Victoria’s Court of Appeal on Monday imposed the fine which was increased from the $250,000 penalty given by the County Court …

Coroner: Worker’s water jet death a result of workplace safety failures

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jun, 2012

A NSW worker, who was killed in May 2008 when a high-pressure water jet hit him in the chest as he was cleaning a sediment pit at Port Kembla, was a victim of numerous workplace safety failings by his employer, according to a coroner. Illawarra Mercury reported that Wollongong Coroner’s Court heard on Wednesday the …

Port worker crushed by crane

Reported by Haydee | 21 Mar, 2012

A 43-year old man working at the port of Brisbane was killed after being crushed by a crane. Emergency services were called to the scene just at 11.40pm (AEST) on Tuesday, but the man had already died. Police are still investigating the incident and have not revealed the man’s identity yet. Police will prepare an …