Workplace deaths soar past 100 - 16.8.22
Latest Safe Work Australia data shows 106 people have been killed at work so far this year. Transport, postal & warehousing industry leads with 42 fatalities, followed by Agriculture, forestry & fishing with 22 fatalities. The Construction industry comes third with 12 fatalities. The Manufacturing industry has recorded seven... Read more.
Egg company fined after worker severs thumb - 23.5.22
Mainland Poultry Limited was sentenced today in the Papakura District Court, after a worker’s thumb was severed in October 2020. The south Auckland egg processing company has been fined $200,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $30,000 to the victim. While cleaning machinery, the worker’s thumb got caught between... Read more.
Qld highlights arc flash dangers in new film - 4.4.22
The Queensland Electrical Safety Office has released a new film highlighting the dangers of arc flash. Arc flash incidents occur frequently in Queensland, with the state recording the highest rate of incidents in Australia. In the past 11 years, there have been 47 serious incidents and one death. The... Read more.
Metro Trains fined after worker suffers arc flash injury - 28.3.22
The operator of Melbourne’s metropolitan rail system has been convicted and fined $100,000 after a worker suffered an electric shock while upgrading train lines in 2018. Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to a single charge of failing to ensure, so far as was reasonably practicable, that the... Read more.
Power station charged over workplace arc flash death - 17.1.22
WorkSafe Victoria has charged Energy Australia Yallourn Pty Ltd with three breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following an incident which led to the death of an employee in 2018. The worker, Graeme Edwards, died in hospital after being severely burned by an arc flash that occurred while he... Read more.