Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated - 27.6.17
Poor risk management, emergency planning, and training for confined spaces work put an electrician’s life in danger and threatened the safety of 14 others who went to his aid in a grain silo incident, says WorkSafe Chief Inspector Keith Stewart. The electrical company Austin Bros (1980) and the farming... Read more.
Packaging company fined $52K for work health and safety breaches - 13.6.17
Christchurch, New Zealand – A packaging company was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 reparations after a worker was trapped unconscious in a machine he was carrying out a maintenance on when an unlocked metal plate collapsed on him. Sullivan Packaging Ltd., pleaded guilty to... Read more.
Glass company fined $1 million over safety breach - 12.5.17
A window glass company has been fined $1 million following an incident in which a contractor sustained an electric shock while working on a window ledge at a residential apartment construction site in South Hurstville on 19 June 2014. The company was fined on Friday in the NSW District... Read more.
Workers urged to make electrical safety a priority - 1.5.17
Friday 28 April marks the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. In conjunction with Safe Work Australia’s World Day for Health and Safety at Work, Essential Energy is encouraging everyone to consider electrical safety in their workplace. General Manager Safety, HR, and... Read more.
Severe injury and fine due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems - 14.3.17
Effective health and safety systems and practices in the workplace are essential to prevent harm to people while they work, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This was highlighted at the sentencing of landscaping and outdoor timber supplier TW Transport Ltd today (10 March), after an employee lost two fingers while... Read more.