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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.

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.