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Sydney company fined after worker’s fingers severed - 7.8.18

A Sydney-based company and its director have been fined after a 51-year-old worker’s hand was crushed while cleaning machinery. All four of the worker’s fingers and thumb were severed when she placed her hand inside a pillow filling machine to clean it after use. Minister for Better Regulation Matt... Read more.

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Woods Glass - 2.8.18

WorkSafe NZ has accepted an enforceable undertaking from glass supply and glazing company Woods Glass (New Zealand) Limited, following an incident in January 2017 when a worker’s leg was crushed in machinery. The worker was injured when the glass cutting machine he was working with jammed. The worker climbed... Read more.

WorkSafe investigates spinning pipe wrench spanner fatality - 25.6.18

WorkSafe WA is currently investigating an incident in which a worker was fatally injured during a rock drilling truck maintenance work. Preliminary investigation reveals that the worker may have been struck in the head by a 48 inch pipe wrench spanner attached to the rotating drill rod at the... Read more.

Fruit packing company’s fine for a 2015 scalping incident increased - 7.5.18

A Shepparton fruit packing company has been convicted and fined $150,000 on appeal for a scalping incident in 2015. A backpacker employee was cleaning the underside of a conveyor belt in November 2015 when her hair was caught in a drive shaft. The machine was unguarded and workers were... Read more.

Hunter companies fined over safety breaches - 30.4.18

A meat exporter and a labour hire company have been fined a combined $105,000, after a man’s arm was injured by a factory meat processor in 2014. The Hunter Valley-based meat exporter and a Newcastle labour hire company both pleaded guilty to failing to protect the health and safety... Read more.