School Gardener Dies After Working in Melbourne Heat

Reported by Zoe | 16 Jan, 2014

A Melbourne private school is mourning the death of one of their gardeners who died in yesterday’s heat whilst at the school. The 76-year old gardener had worked at the school for 32 years and he was well known for his sense of humour and hard work. A spokesperson for the school said that the …

Workplace fatality: New figures

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jan, 2014

Safe Work Australia has recently released data on the number of worker deaths year-to-date, and as at 7 January 2014, 3 Australian workers have been killed at work. The data is an estimate for the number of people killed and is based on media reports. Industry of workplace 2012 2013 2014 Year-to-date Transport, postal & …

Company pleaded guilty over fall death

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A construction company was fined $65,000 over a workplace fatality near Esperance. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the workplace was safe for a person who was not an employee, and because of that failure, a worker died. They were fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Tuesday. According …

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Investigate Workplace Fatality

Reported by Zoe | 15 Jul, 2013

A 25-year-old man who had reportedly been working on the roof of a retirement village on the Sunshine Coast died last Thursday after receiving an electric shock. People at the scene provided CPR until paramedics arrived and he was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition. He died shortly after arriving at …

Tassie Worker Fatality to be Investigated

Reported by Zoe | 25 Apr, 2013

Workplace Standards has begun an investigation onto the death of a man in a workplace incident yesterday at Bell Bay in the north of Tasmania. A police spokesperson said that the 43-year-old worker from Gravelly Beach was trapped under steel plating. The Fire Service was called to the scene to rescue the man but he …

Three workplace fatalities in four days

Reported by Haydee | 14 Dec, 2012

Three workers have been killed in workplace-related incidents in four days and these have prompted WorkSafe to remind workers and businesses to make safety a priority in the lead-up to the end of year break. A 50-year-old man died yesterday after he was struck by a reversing four-wheel loader at a Brooklyn concrete recycling yard …

Prosecution Debated After Company goes into Liquidation

Reported by Zoe | 06 Sep, 2012

The company that has been charged following the SafeWork SA investigation into the death of Brett Fritsch has gone into liquidation, as a result there is now uncertainty whether the Industrial Court will be able to prosecute. Brett died after a steel beam that dropped from a crane at Adelaide’s desalination site on the 16th …

Fatality in WA after Worker Trapped in Palette Loader

Reported by Zoe | 21 Aug, 2012

WorkSafe in WA is investigating a fatality at a business in Jandakot, WA on Saturday. The man died after he was caught in a robotic palette loader at a garden products business but further details at this stage are unknown. The WA WorkSafe Commissioner Lex McCulloch offered his condolences to the man’s family.

Company and director convicted and fined for second time in four years

Reported by Haydee | 17 May, 2012

Photo: WorkSafe Victoria An Epping-based business and its company director have been prosecuted over serious workplace health and safety charges for the second time in four years. The company and its director were convicted and fined a total of $124,000 after being charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act over safety violations in August …

VIC: Five work-related fatalities in 11 days

Reported by Haydee | 02 Dec, 2011

Five more fatalities have been added to Victoria’s workplace toll for this year. These recent incidents bring Victoria’s workplace fatality toll to 21 for this year, according to a media release by WorkSafe Victoria. WorkSafe Health and Safety Executive Director Ian Forsyth said that the accidents including the five recent fatalities which happened in the …