WorkCover: Ensure safety in working around electricity and powerlines - 22.1.14
WorkCover NSW reminded workers to observe safety when working with electricity and powerlines after a recent analysis revealed that there had been two electrocutions and 14 electric shocks in a recent 12-month period. The WorkCover analysis covers data from August 2012 to August 2013. “In one instance, a worker... Read more.
Dozens of crush injuries prompts call for vigilance - 16.1.14
Almost four dozen people have suffered crush injuries at work, WorkCover NSW research has revealed. The study shows in the 12 months from August 2012, 46 incidents occurred whilst people were working around large machinery or heavy vehicles. In light of the increasing prevalence of crush injuries WorkCover NSW... Read more.
Plasterboard company pleads guilty to safety failure - 3.12.13
A company manufacturing plasterboard products was fined $40,000 and more than $1800 in costs over a worker’s serious injury. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment causing serious harm to an employee. They were fined in the Midland Magistrates Court on Monday. The incident happened... Read more.
Brick Company Fined for Workplace Injury - 17.9.13
A brick company has been given a fine of $90,000 for a workplace incident where the face of a worker was crushed by a hydraulic ram. The ram came down on the shoulders of the worker and forced his face into the fallen bricks that he was attempting to... Read more.
Company fined for worker’s injuries - 24.6.13
A South Australian company was fined with $90,000 plus legal fees after an employee’s wrist and forearm were crushed in a machine. The company was prosecuted by SafeWork SA under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 for failing to ensure the safety of an employee due to... Read more.