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Tyre recycling company fined $80K over young worker’s injuries - 14.10.19

A company has been fined $80,000 after a young worker was injured when his arm was dragged into a conveyer belt and crushed. The operator of a tyre recycling facility pleaded guilty in the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court last Thursday for breaching occupational safety laws of failing to provide a working environment... Read more.

Hand amputation slaps meat processor with $90K fine - 28.8.19

A meat processor has been fined $90,000 after a worker’s hand was severed at its Brooklyn plant. JBS Australia Pty Ltd was convicted in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to failing, so far as reasonably practicable, to provide a safe working environment that was without risk to health,... Read more.

Worker injured in sawmill incident - 18.7.19

SafeWork NSW is investigating an incident in which a sawmiller was injured after being struck on the head by the rotating blade on a circular saw. SafeWork NSW said the Cessnock worker had stopped to clear a blockage but the saw had not stopped rotating. The worker was taken to... Read more.

Meat manufacturing company fined after failing to safely guard machinery - 7.6.19

A South Island meat manufacturing company’s failure to safely guard its machinery and properly train staff and has left one of its workers with serious injuries. Today Alliance Group Limited was sentenced at Invercargill District Court and fined $331,875 as a result of the January 2018 incident in which... Read more.

Gold Coast recycler fined after worker loses three fingers - 24.4.19

A Gold Coast recycler has been fined $160,000 after a worker lost three fingers in a workplace incident. The company was fined by a Gold Coast Magistrate after pleading guilty to a breach of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The incident happened when a 31-year old worker was assisting... Read more.