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Company fined $50K over workplace incident

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2018

A stone supplier has been fined $50,000 without conviction following an incident where a 182kg stone benchtop fell on a worker’s foot, resulting in the loss of his three toes.

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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.

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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 …