Union warns against proposed WorkSafe cuts

Reported by Stephen | 19 Jul, 2015

Unions are sounding the alarm over proposed cuts to State Government agency WorkSafe saying the decision will stifle the operations of the safety watchdog, thus putting at risk the safety of Western Australian workers.


Man fatally injured in tree harvester accident

Reported by Haydee | 31 Mar, 2014

Investigators are puzzled why a worker who was fatally injured in a logging accident at a pine plantation in Myamyn last week left the cabin of an operating tree harvester.

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 …

Workers Subjected to Unsafe Working Conditions

Reported by Admin | 29 Jul, 2013

Concerns have been raised regarding the conditions workers are expected to work under at Melbourne’s Station Pier. Workers who have been sacked from a stevedoring company have said that workers are forced to “manage dangerous machinery without support, breathe carbon monoxide in confined spaces” and are threatened with violence if the talk to their managers …

Crane driver fatally injured from scaffolding fall

Reported by Haydee | 18 Feb, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A crane driver died after falling from 10 storeys at a construction site in Melbourne’s CBD Monday morning. According to initial reports, the man fell at the construction site on the corner of Lonsdale and Elizabeth streets just before 7:40am. All workers have stopped work today to give way to investigations. A …

Ambulance workers abandoned post due to safety concerns

Reported by Haydee | 03 Jan, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Ambulance workers abandoned their post and worked somewhere else due to safety concerns. According to The Australian, 19 paramedics and one clinic transport officer decided to leave their post in Sunshine and work from nearby St Albans until their concerns were addressed. A meeting with WorkSafe over health and safety issues was …

Australia’s bullying laws unsatisfactory, says legal expert

Reported by Haydee | 11 Sep, 2012

A bullying case wherein a young worker was set on fire by a co-worker points to serious workplace health and safety system deficiencies, says legal experts. Prominent anti-bullying lawyer Moira Rayner is pushing for the establishment of a national tribunal to allow civil claims. In an interview with ABC News, she said that bullying laws …

Authorities conduct investigation over bakery worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 04 Sep, 2012

Police are investigating the death of a bakery worker inside a bakery in Ferntree Gully early morning on Sunday. ABC News reported that the worker was found dead inside the bakery. His co-worker was found unconscious beside him. Police are investigating whether generator fumes may have caused the incident. Gavin Wright of the Country Fire …

Geelong worker steps up fight against workplace bullying

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jul, 2012

A worker from Geelong is expected to provide evidence today during a Federal Government inquiry into workplace bullying and will appeal for mandatory reporting to WorkSafe. Geelong Advertiser reported how the victim was bullied for 18 months at a Geelong business. “It came as a real shock to me, I had a long work experience …

Victorian worker fatally injured after falling from roof

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jun, 2012

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a worker on Wednesday, who fell from the roof of a factory being renovated at Oakleigh South. The victim was found by his workmates around 9am yesterday. Initial investigations conducted by WorkSafe indicated that the worker may have fallen up to 5m on to the floor of the …