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.

Report: 194 people were fatally injured at work in 2020 - 1.11.21

Safe Work Australia has released the Key Work Health and Safety Statistics report, which provides an overview of national work-related fatality data for 2020 and workers compensation claims data for 2019–20. Each year, Safe Work Australia produces national work health and safety statistics, providing important evidence on the state of work health... Read more.

Company fined $230K after worker suffers conveyor belt injury - 28.10.21

Kununurra-based company Guerinoni Nominees Pty Ltd (Guerinoni) has been fined $230,000 and ordered to pay costs of $75,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries while operating an alluvial screening and crushing plant. The company pleaded not guilty but was convicted for failing to provide a safe work environment and... Read more.

Electroplating machine death results in $300K fine - 11.10.21

Metal treatment business ACE Metal Treatment Services has been convicted and fined $300,000 following the death of a worker who became trapped in an electroplating machine at a Delacombe factory. The electroplater pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to maintain plant that was safe and without risks to... Read more.

Recycling company fined $70K following baler hand amputation - 7.10.21

Recycling business SKM Services Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $70,000 after a worker’s hand was amputated at a Coolaroo factory. The company was charged with failing, as far as was reasonably practicable, to provide a safe workplace, and sentenced in Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 22 September. The... Read more.