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Melbourne company fined for safety failings - 27.3.18

A Melbourne cardboard carton manufacturer has been fined $42,000 and ordered to pay $5,867 in costs for safety failings. The company was fined after pleading guilty in the Werribee Magistrates’ Court to four charges of failing to maintain plant and equipment that was safe and without risks to health.... Read more.

Melbourne train operator charged over high voltage incident - 19.3.18

A railway operator has been charged after an apprentice was burnt while working on overhead powerlines. Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd was on Friday charged with failing to maintain systems of work that were safe and without risks to health. WorkSafe Victoria charged the Melbourne train operator following an... Read more.

Electrical contractor sentenced to 7 years in prison over death of young tradesman - 12.3.18

The electrical contractor responsible for a young worker’s death when he was electrocuted in a workplace incident in February 2012 has been sentenced to seven years’ jail time. The 20-year-old victim was electrocuted when the electrician failed to turn off the power to a sub-board he was helping to... Read more.

Machine guarding a matter of life and death - 9.2.18

There are no second chances with heavy machinery says WorkSafe after the sentencing of Easton Agriculture Limited today in Palmerston North District Court. The sentencing follows the death of a worker in August 2016 after he became trapped in a potato harvester on a farm in Shannon. The worker... Read more.

Risks of electric shock when using high voltage plant - 30.1.18

Electrical workers and businesses are warned of the risks of working with high voltage plant. “If you are using high voltage plant you must be aware of the risks of electric shock,” Workplace Health and Safety Queensland said in a safety bulletin. Electrical workers, owners, and operators who are using... Read more.